Res Philosophica 96 (2):141-173 (2019)

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Ryan Doody
Brown University
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I offer an explanation for why certain sequences of decisions strike us as irrational while others do not. I argue that we have a standing desire to tell flattering yet plausible narratives about ourselves, and that cases of diachronic behavior that strike us as irrational are those in which you had the opportunity to hide something unflattering and failed to do so.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Diachronic Rationality
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ISBN(s) 2168-9105
DOI 10.11612/resphil.1721
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