An Account of Practical Decisions

@article{Fleming2018AnAO,
  title={An Account of Practical Decisions},
  author={P. Fleming},
  journal={Grazer Philosophische Studien},
  year={2018},
  volume={95},
  pages={121-139}
}
  • P. Fleming
  • Published 2018
  • Philosophy
  • Grazer Philosophische Studien
This paper offers an account of practical decisions. The author argues that decisions do not need to be conscious, nor do they need to be settled by deliberation. Agents can be mistaken about what they decided and agents can decide by doing some intentional action besides deliberating. The author argues that the functional role of a decision is to put an end to practical uncertainty. A mental event is a decision to the extent that it ends practical uncertainty and to the extent that awareness… Expand

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