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Satisficing and maximizing : moral theorists on practical reason

Author: Michael Byron
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When we choose a course of action, do we always choose the best possible option? Or do we go for the next best alternative? Essays discuss these competing accounts of practical reasoning & explore the consequences that each has for moral theory in general & the theory of practical rationality in particular.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Satisficing and maximizing.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004043584
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Byron
ISBN: 0511215134 9780511215131 0511216920 9780511216923 9780511617058 0511617054 052181149X 9780521811491 0521010055 9780521010054 1280540133 9781280540134 0511213328 9780511213328
OCLC Number: 560233968
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 245 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Two views of satisficing / Michael Slote --
Satisficing as a humanly rational strategy / David Schmidtz --
Maxificing : life on a budget, or, if you would maximize, then satisfice! / Jan Narveson --
Satisficing and substantive values / Thomas Hurka --
A new defense of satisficing / Michael Weber --
Satisficing : not good enough / Henry S. Richardson --
Why ethical satisficing makes sense and rational satisficing doesn't / James Dreier --
The plausibility of satisficing and the role of good in ordinary thought / Mark van Roojen --
Satisficing and perfectionism in virtue ethics / Christine Swanton --
Could Aristotle satisfice? / Michael Byron --
How do economists think about rationality? / Tyler Cowen.
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