- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 19, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521010055
- ISBN-13: 978-0521010054
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Satisficing and Maximizing: Moral Theorists on Practical Reason
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How do we think about what we plan to do? One dominant answer is that we select the best possible option available. However, a growing number of philosophers would offer a different answer: since we are not equipped to maximize we often choose the next best alternative, one that is no more than satisfactory. This strategy choice is called satisficing (a term coined by the economist Herb Simon).This new collection of essays explores both these accounts of practical reason.
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Michael Byron is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University
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