Acta Analytica 33 (4):427-430 (2018)

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Brian Garrett
Australian National University
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In this discussion, I claim that the debate over ‘the bias towards the present’ turns on an axiological question. Is the value of a present experience greater than its value when past? I argue not and hold that our bias towards the present, understood as a pure time preference, is irrational.
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