Time-slice rationality and filling in plans

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In Reasons Without Persons, Brian Hedden argues that a theory of rationality need not provide diachronic norms for reasoning, since we can explain all we need to explain about rationality using purely synchronic norms. This article argues that a theory of rationality should contain at least one diachronic norm for reasoning, namely a norm to fill in the details of one's coarse-grained or partial plans. It also explores a possible synchronic approach to this aspect of rationality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595–607
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2017


  • Rationality
  • Deliberation
  • Planning
  • Bratman
  • Reasoning
  • Plans


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