Motivated Irrationality   -     By: David Pears
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Motivated Irrationality

St. Augustine's Press / 1997 / Paperback

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This book is about the usurpation of reason's functions by wishes. Two kinds of cases are examined in depth; in one a wish biases the process of rational belief-formation, and in the other it biases the process of rational deliberation and action. There is an approximate correspondence between the first kind of distortion and self-deception, and between the second and lack of self-control. The inquiry steers a course between psychology and philosophy.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 270
Vendor: St. Augustine's Press
Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1890318418
ISBN-13: 9781890318413
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