Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency Nomy Arpaly

ISBN: 9780195152043

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Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency  by  Nomy Arpaly

Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency by Nomy Arpaly
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Conventional thinking about the mind - dating back to Aristotle - envisions the emotions as being directed and, to a larger extent, determined by rational thought. This picture emerges from a model of the psyche as being divided into two components,MoreConventional thinking about the mind - dating back to Aristotle - envisions the emotions as being directed and, to a larger extent, determined by rational thought.

This picture emerges from a model of the psyche as being divided into two components, one rational and the other irrational. The rational component is where we make our decisions, and when we act we do so on the basis of rational deliberation. Yet how is it that we sometimes perform rational acts in our best interests without having formally decided to do so?



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