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  • Wise deliberation sustains cooperation

    University of Waterloo Giving people time to think about cooperating on a task can have a positive effect if they are big-picture thinkers, but if they tend to focus on their own, immediate experience, the time to think may make them less cooperative, University of Waterloo research has found. A series...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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  • Phronesis and Techne: The Skill Model of Wisdom Defended (2019)

    Abstract: Contemporary philosophers have contributed to the development of the skill model of wisdom, according to which practical wisdom is practical skill. However, the model appears to be limited in its explanatory power, since there are asymmetries between wisdom and skill: A person with practical...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Honesty Speaks a Second Language (2018)

    Abstract: Theories of dishonest behavior implicitly assume language independence. Here, we investigated this assumption by comparing lying by people using a foreign language versus their native tongue. Participants rolled a die and were paid according to the outcome they reported. Because the outcome...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wise deliberation sustains cooperation (2017)

    Abstract: Humans are intuitively cooperative. Humans are also capable of deliberation, which includes social comparison, self-reflection and mental simulation of the future. Does deliberation undermine or sustain cooperation? Some studies suggest that deliberation is positively associated with cooperation...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Close Calls and the Confident Agent: Free Will, Deliberation, and Alternative Possibilities (2006)

    Two intuitions lie at the heart of our conception of free will. One intuition locates free will in our ability to deliberate effectively and control our actions accordingly: the ‘Deliberation and Control’ (DC) condition. The other intuition is that free will requires the existence of alternative...
    (My publication) Posted by: enahmias
  • Toward a transactional theory of decision making: creative rationality as functional coordination in context (2003)

    This paper poses a Deweyan challenge to both the neoclassical framework of rational choice and models of bounded rationality and deliberation, especially the procedural theory of rationality advanced by Herbert Simon. We demonstrate how modern theories on procedural or instrumental rationality trace...
    (My publication) Posted by: smousavi
  • Virtue and Practical Deliberation (2002)

    The question of how to reason well is an important normative question, one which ultimately motivates some of our interest in the more abstract topic of the principles of practical reason. It is this normative question that I propose to address by arguing that given the goal of an important kind of deliberation...
    (My publication) Posted by: vtiberius
  • Practical Reason and the Stability Standard (2002)

    Practical reasoning, reasoning about what to do, is a very familiar activity. When we think about whether to cook or to go out for dinner, to buy a house or rent, or to study law or business, we are engaged in practical reasoning. If the kind of reasoning we engage in is truly a rational process, there...
    (My publication) Posted by: vtiberius
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