Philosophical Studies

, Volume 126, Issue 2, pp 241–252

Practical Reason, Instrumental Irrationality, and Time


DOI: 10.1007/s11098-004-7787-0

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Vargas, M. Philos Stud (2005) 126: 241. doi:10.1007/s11098-004-7787-0


Standard models of practical rationality face a puzzle that has gone unnoticed: given a modest assumption about the nature of deliberation, we are apparently frequently briefly irrational. I explain the problem, consider what is wrong with several possible solutions, and propose an account that does not generate the objectionable result.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA