Christoph Hanisch

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Sen’s critique of the homo economicus conception of choice asserts that agents who ‘displace’ their goals, and instead choose on the basis of others’, are not therefore irrational. I first defend Sen against the objection that violations of “self-goal choice” undermine coherent deliberation. My critique of Sen then introduces the notion of ‘negative goals’(More)
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  • Environmental science & technology
  • 1999
More than 20 million personal computers (PCs) became obsolete in the United States during 1998, but only 11% were recycled, a new study by the National Safety Council concludes. The rest remained either cached away in warehouses, basements, and closets or were disposed of in municipal landfills or incinerators. As computer life spans shrink, however,(More)
In this Comment, I examine Christoph Hanisch’s recent contribution to this journal. In commenting on Hanisch’s essay, I offer an interpretation of Amartya Sen’s notion of ‘commitment’ which makes committed choices both uncontroversial and quotidian. This interpretation contrasts with those which see some of Sen’s pronouncements on commitment to be obviously(More)
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