Practical reason, instrumental irrationality, and time

Philosophical Studies 126 (2):241 - 252 (2005)
Abstract
Standard models of practical rationality face a puzzle that has gone unnoticed: given a modest assumption about the nature of deliberation, we are apparently frequently briefly irrational. I explain the problem, consider what is wrong with several possible solutions, and propose an account that does not generate the objectionable result.
Keywords Instrumental rationality  time  deliberation
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