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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 24.120 Moral Psychology Spring 2009 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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24.120 MORAL PSYCHOLOGY RICHARD HOLTON X Strength of Will: More Normative Issues TWO VERSIONS OF THE LINKING PRINCIPLE AND A PRINCIPLE LINKING THEM Weak Link: I shouldn’t form an intention that I now believe I should, at the time of action, rationally reconsider and revise Strong Link: I shouldn’t form an intention that I now believe that if I were, at the time of action, to reconsider, I should rationally revise Rational Reconsideration Principle: If I now believe that if I were to reconsider at the time of action I would reasonably revise, then I should reconsider at that time. A COUNTEREXAMPLE TO STRONG LINK You are defending your ship. Your instruments tell you that you are being attacked from somewhere in a 30 ˚ arc to the North East. If you waited and calculated you could find out the exact position of the attacker. But you are anticipating further attacks that will need your
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