Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund & LSE): Safeguards of a Disunified Mind

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Date(s) - 20/05/2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

New Academic Building (NAB) Wolfson Theatre


Safeguards of a Disunified Mind

Tuesday 20 May, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Wlodek Rabinowicz, Professor of Practical Philosophy, Lund University and LSE Centennial Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Chair: Juliana Cardinale, Associate Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Pragmatic arguments for rationality constraints on a decision maker’s beliefs or preferences show that disobeying such constraints makes one vulnerable to exploitation. Wlodek Rabinowicz will suggest that the proposed exploitation set-ups share a common feature: roughly, a constraint violator can be exploited only if she decides on various issues separately rather than in a unified manner. Some measure of disunification is a part of the human condition. Pragmatic arguments identify safeguards of a disunified mind.

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