I have a roughly formulated and half-baked inquiry:

Suppose that rationality endorses maximizing utility, but there is room for rational supererogation, and so it is sometimes rationally permissible to drink a coffee even if doing so does not maximize utility.  » …Read more

University of Wisconsin-Madison, September 5-7

The goal of this conference is to get action theorists and epistemologists (especially formal epistemologists) together to think about topics related to diachronic rationality and belief.   » …Read more

Warren Quinn’s puzzle of the self-torturer is supposed to show that cyclic preferences can be rational, and that, in cases where they are, rationality can require resoluteness so that the agent does not end up with an alternative that is worse than the one with which s/he started.   » …Read more