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Life and Action
In the ongoing discussion about practical rationality, one of the big questions has become: how does one go about conducting an argument about the forms that practical reasoning can take? Life andExpand
Inference to the best plan: A coherence theory of decision.
In their introduction to this volume, Ram and Leake usefully distinguish between task goals and learning goals. Task goals are desired results or states in an external world, while learning goals areExpand
What's the use of utility?
Soulevant la question de l'usage de l'utilite, l'A. presente plusieurs arguments contre deux formes subjectivistes de l'utilitarisme : celle qui definit l'utilite en termes d'etat phenomenal a valeurExpand
Coherence: The Price of the Ticket
Soulevant le probleme de la justification du jugement de coherence et du prix a payer en ce qui concerne sa relation a la realite, l'A. examine la notion comparative de coherence dans le domaine deExpand
Deliberative coherence
It is argued that coherence-directed practical inference ought to be represented computationally, and a theory of deliberative coherence is advanced, and its implementation in a program modelled on Thagard's ECHO is described. Expand
Was Hume a Humean?
When it comes to talking about practical reasoning, "Humean" is a synonym for "instrumentalist." That is, a "Humean" view of practical reasoning is one on which only means-end reasoning directedExpand
Ethics Done Right: Practical Reasoning as a Foundation for Moral Theory
1. Introduction: the method of practical reasoning 2. What's the use of utility? 3. Mill's proof of the principle of utility 4. Does the categorical imperative give rise to a contradiction in theExpand
Lewis's Epicycles, Possible Worlds, and the Mysteries of Modality
If there’s an obvious lesson to draw from twentieth-century metaphysics, it’s that reductionism doesn’t work. Reductions purport to show that things of one kind (minds, for instance, or physicalExpand
Williams' Argument Against External Reasons*
Analyse de l'argumentation developpee par B. Williams contre les raisons externes de l'action, c'est-a-dire celles qui ne relevent pas de la motivation subjective de l'agent. Distingant la premisseExpand
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