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Title: Desire, Rationality, and the Forsaken Imagination
Authors: Tempchin, Jacob
Advisors: Frick, Johann
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2014
Abstract: In my thesis, I investigate how we are able to do what we think we ought to do. I use results from neuroscience to support the view that an agent will most likely perform whichever prospective action is most salient in her mind's eye. Ultimately, I weigh the merits of two distinct techniques for bringing one's actions in line with her beliefs about what would be best for her to do.
Extent: 41
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2017

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