Irrational Option Exclusion

  title={Irrational Option Exclusion},
  author={Sofia Jeppsson},
  journal={Ethical Theory and Moral Practice},
  • Sofia Jeppsson
  • Published 1 June 2018
  • Economics
  • Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
In this paper, I describe a hitherto overlooked kind of practical irrationality, which I call irrational option exclusion. An agent who suffers from this problem does not merely fail to act on her best judgement – she fails to realize that the superior action is even an option for her. I furthermore argue that this kind of irrationality is serious enough to undermine moral responsibility. I show that an agent suffering from this problem has compromised reasons-responsiveness, does not really… Expand
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