Unformatted text preview: THREE OBJECTIONS (i) If you can’t get an objective ranking, go for a subjective ranking. Response: this misunderstands the force of the worry: it is exactly the subjective ranking that is unavailable. (ii) On satisficing accounts, the action is determined by the belief that a certain outcome is good enough. Response: the belief that an option is good enough merely makes it eligible for choice; it isn’t the reason for choosing it. And in many cases there will be more than one option that is eligible. (iii) If choice is itself an act, then we must in turn choose whether to choose, and then in turn choose that, which brings a regress. Response: deny that every act involves choice. Some (e.g. automatic acts) don’t. Acts of choice typically aren’t themselves acts that we choose to perform (though they can be). No regress gets going. JUDGEMENT AS SUBSEQUENT TO CHOICE (OR SIMULTANEOUS WITH IT) The argument so far: choice to perform a certain act frequently does not follow from a judgment...
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- Fall '09