José L. Bermúdez: Rational choice over time

The tensions between different dimensions of rationality emerge very clearly when we look at rational choice over time. Trying to make decision theory> more realistic by accommodating resoluteness and commitment brings the normative assessment dimension of rationality into conflict with the action-guiding dimension. In the case of resolute choice the conflict comes because of a clash of perspectives. The perspective from which resolute choice seems normatively compelling is not the perspective from which it can serve the purpose of guiding action.

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