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dc.creatorSummers, Jesse S.
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-03T04:58:47Z
dc.date.available2019-07-03T04:58:47Z
dc.date.created2017-10-12
dc.identifierISSN: 2011-3668
dc.identifier.urihttps://repositorio.unal.edu.co/handle/unal/67739
dc.descriptionWe sometimes want to understand irrational action, or actions a person undertakes given that their acting that way conflicts with their beliefs, their (other) desires, or their (other) goals. What is puzzling about all explanations of such irrational actions is this: if we explain the action by offering the agent’s reasons for the action, the action no longer seems irrational, but only (at most) a bad decision. If we explain the action mechanistically, without offering the agent’s reasons for it, then the explanation fails to explain the behavior as an action at all. I focus on cases that result from compulsion or irresistible desire, especially addiction, and show that this problem of explaining irrational actions may be insurmountable because, given the constraints on action explanations, we cannot explain irrational actions both as irrational and as actions.
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dc.publisherUniversidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Bogotá - Facultad de Ciencias Humanas - Departamento de Filosofía
dc.relationhttps://revistas.unal.edu.co/index.php/idval/article/view/65651
dc.relation.ispartofUniversidad Nacional de Colombia Revistas electrónicas UN Ideas y Valores
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dc.subjectaction
dc.subjectaddiction
dc.subjectexplanation
dc.subjectirrational.
dc.subject.ddc1 Filosofía y psicología / Philosophy and psychology
dc.titleExplaining Irrational Actions
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type.spaArtículo - Article
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dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSummers, Jesse S. (2017) Explaining Irrational Actions. Ideas y Valores, 66 . ISSN 2011-3668
dc.identifier.eprintshttp://bdigital.unal.edu.co/68768/


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