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Rational Powers in Action: Instrumental Rationality and Extended Agency

Sergio Tenenbaum

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198851486
eISBN:
9780191886096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851486.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Human actions unfold over time, in pursuit of ends that are not fully specified in advance. Rational Powers in Action locates these features of the human condition at the heart of a new theory of ... More


Future-Directed Intentions and the Theory of Instrumental Rationality

Sergio Tenenbaum

in Rational Powers in Action: Instrumental Rationality and Extended Agency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198851486
eISBN:
9780191886096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851486.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers a major alternative to the extended theory of instrumental rationality (ETR): the view, pioneered by Michael Bratman, that future-directed intentions (FDIs) have a fundamental ... More


Practical Judgment and Its Corresponding Vices

Sergio Tenenbaum

in Rational Powers in Action: Instrumental Rationality and Extended Agency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198851486
eISBN:
9780191886096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851486.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 8 concludes the discussion of instrumental virtues started in the previous chapter. It argues that ETR gives us the tools to account for an overlooked instrumental virtue, which I call ... More


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