Single Idea 3814

[catalogued under 20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 1. Acting on Desires]

Full Idea

A well-ordered set of preferences is typically the result of successful deliberation, and is not its precondition.

Gist of Idea

Preferences can result from deliberation, not just precede it


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Ch.1.II)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.31