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Putting Willpower into Decision Theory: The person as a team over time and intra-personal team reasoning

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In decision-theory, problems of self-control can be modelled as problems of intrapersonal cooperation, between a series of transient agents who each make choices at particular times. Early agents in the series can try to influence the actions of later agents, but there is no rational way to exert willpower. I show how willpower can be introduced into decision theory by applying the theory of team reasoning, which was originally developed to understand cooperation between individuals in groups...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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0000-0003-0706-1618

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Host title:
Self-Control, Decision Theory, and Rationality: New Essays
Publication date:
2018-11-01
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846476
ISBN-10:
1108420095
ISBN-13:
9781108329170
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2018-05-07

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