Irrationality: An Essay on Akrasia, Self-Deception, and Self-Control

Oxford University Press (1987)

Abstract

Although much human action serves as proof that irrational behaviour is remarkably common, certain forms of irrationalityDSmost incontinent action and self-deceptionDSpose such difficult problems that philosophers have rejected them as logically or psychologically impossible. Here, Alfred Mele shows that incontinent action and self-deception are indeed possible.

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