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Rational Powers in ActionInstrumental Rationality and Extended Agency$
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Sergio Tenenbaum

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198851486

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198851486.001.0001

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Practical Judgment and Its Corresponding Vices

Practical Judgment and Its Corresponding Vices

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(p.187) 8 Practical Judgment and Its Corresponding Vices
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Rational Powers in Action
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Sergio Tenenbaum

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851486.003.0008

Chapter 8 concludes the discussion of instrumental virtues started in the previous chapter. It argues that ETR gives us the tools to account for an overlooked instrumental virtue, which I call “practical judgment”. An agent exhibits the virtue of practical judgment insofar as she can pursue long-term ends without relying too much on restrictive implementation policies; this virtue turns out to be essential to our understanding of a rational agent who pursues indeterminate ends over time. The account also allows us to understand ordinary phenomena such as procrastination as manifestations of practical judgment’s corresponding vices, such as procrastination.

Keywords:   instrumental virtues, procrastination, practical judgment, instrumentalism, extended action

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