Graduate studies at Western
Oxford University Press (1987)
|Abstract||Although much human action serves as proof that irrational behavior is remarkably common, certain forms of irrationality--most notably, incontinent action and self-deception--pose such difficult theoretical problems that philosophers have rejected them as logically or psychologically impossible. Here, Mele shows that, and how, incontinent action and self-deception are indeed possible. Drawing upon recent experimental work in the psychology of action and inference, he advances naturalized explanations of akratic action and self-deception while resolving the paradoxes around which the philosophical literature revolves. In addition, he defends an account of self-control, argues that "strict" akratic action is an insurmountable obstacle for traditional belief-desire models of action-explanation, and explains how a considerably modified model accommodates action of this sort|
|Keywords||Behavior Deception Epistemology Irrationality Judgment Rationality Self-control Society epistemic akrasia akrasia|
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|Call number||B824.2.M45 1987|
|ISBN(s)||0195080017 0195043219 9780195080018 0195359879 9780195359879|
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