Failures of Agency : Irrational Behavior and Self-understanding, Hardback Book

Failures of Agency : Irrational Behavior and Self-understanding Hardback


Failures of Agency: Irrational Behavior and Self-Understanding asks, how does the phenomenon of "going against your own judgment" relate to the idea that we are rational beings?

Annemarie Kalis argues that certain widespread philosophical accounts of free action must conclude that "going against your own judgment" is necessarily unfree, with wide implications for moral responsibility.

Kalis offers insight on whether everyday irrational behavior differs from irrational behavior occurring in the context of psychiatric dysfunction and develops a view on how we should understand ourselves when we do something other than what we judge best.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy of mind
  • ISBN: 9780739148884



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