Intention, belief, and instrumental rationality

In David Sobel & Steven Wall (eds.), Reasons for Action. Cambridge University Press. pp. 13--36 (2009)
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Two approaches to instrumental rationality Suppose I intend end E, believe that a necessary means to E is M, and believe that M requires that I intend M. My attitudes concerning E and M engage a basic requirement of practical rationality, a requirement that, barring a change in my cited beliefs, I either intend M or give up intending E.2 Call this the Instrumental Rationality requirement – for short, the IR requirement.

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