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  1. Xavier Vanmechelen (2009). Ethiek en onthechting. Bijdragen 70 (3):337-358.
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  2. Xavier Vanmechelen (2009). Passionele ethiek. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 71 (4):695.
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  3. Xavier Vanmechelen (2007). Belangstelling in verveling. Krisis 8 (4):85-90.
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  4. Xavier Vanmechelen (2007). Verslaving: Voorbij Gangbare Opvatting En Theoretische Verkaveling. Filosofie En Praktijk 28 (6):36-49.
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  5. Xavier Vanmechelen (2002). De akrasia-puzzel. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 64 (4):669 - 695.
    In this paper I give some reasons why akratic action is such a puzzling problem. One of the reasons is that it is not clear which everyday phenomenon the term of art ‘akrasia’ refers to. I argue that we should take cases in which the person acts determinedly and wholeheartedly against her better judgement as core cases of akrasia. Acting foolishly is a case in point of this kind of akrasia. It is a better example than acting weakly. Subsequently I (...)
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  6. Xavier Vanmechelen (1998). Does Rationality Presuppose Irrationality. Philosophical Explorations 1 (2):126 – 139.
    Although irrationality always presupposes rationality, I think there are good arguments to claim that sometimes rationality presupposes irrationality.This paper tries to show how irrational action can support rationality in two ways: it can develop and preserve rationality. I also argue that sometimes the development and the conservation of rationality can only be realized by irrational action.
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