The academic staff in Philosophy@LSE (comprising the Forum for European Philosophy, the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science as well as cognate faculty in various departments) will present aspects of their research that are of interest to a general audience. Students, alumni and the public at large are invited to these public talks and to participate in the discussion.
Safeguards of a Disunified Mind
Tuesday 20 May, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Wlodek Rabinowicz, Professor of Practical Philosophy, Lund University and LSE Centennial Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Chair: Juliana Cardinale, Associate Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
Pragmatic arguments for rationality constraints on a decision maker’s beliefs or preferences show that disobeying such constraints makes one vulnerable to exploitation. Wlodek Rabinowicz will suggest that the proposed exploitation set-ups share a common feature: roughly, a constraint violator can be exploited only if she decides on various issues separately rather than in a unified manner. Some measure of disunification is a part of the human condition. Pragmatic arguments identify safeguards of a disunified mind.
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