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- DescriptionHow do we think about what we plan to do? One dominant answer is that we select the best possible option available. However, a growing number of philosophers would offer a different answer: since we are t equipped to maximize we often choose the next best alternative, one that is more than satisfactory. This strategy choice is called satisficing (a term coined by the ecomist Herb Simon). This collection of essays explores both these accounts of practical reason, examining the consequences for adopting one or the other for moral theory in general and the theory of practical rationality in particular. It aims to address a constituency larger than contemporary moral philosophers and bring these questions to the attention of those interested in the applications of decision theory in ecomics, psychology and political science.
- Author BiographyMichael Byron is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication19/07/2004
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note3 b/w illus.
- Weight550 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edited byMichael Byron
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