Deliberation and Decision

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Philosophy of Action
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781405187350
StatePublished - Jul 29 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Analogy with a theory of rational inference, theory of rational decision telling us what it was right for an agent to do
  • Decision theory in itself-making room for deliberation
  • Decision-plus-deliberation picture
  • Decision-theoretic picture-every action, originating in a decision to perform that action
  • Deliberation and decision
  • Recommended methodology
  • Tie between decision and action-seeming to be closer
  • Word 'deliberation'-deriving etymologically from Latin word libra for a weighing scale

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