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An alternative open source is available, see MediaWiki2LaTeX. For Help with downloading a Wikipedia page as a PDF, see Help:Download as PDF. Albums de Mariah Carey · E=mc () Playlist: The Very Best Of Mariah Carey ( ) .. Créer un livre · Télécharger comme PDF · Version imprimable. Deliberators Must Be Imperfect Derek Baker [email protected] This is the penultimate draft of a paper 32 Could Hubert Humphrey have been an angel ?.
Something seems incoherent about the psychology. Still, 1 needs to be weakened. Rather than crowding out prediction, deliberation can serve as its basis. Let us call knowledge of what I will do based on my conclusion about what to do, deliberative. I can know what I will do in the future in both ways. Our new slogan: Carlson Necessarily, if an agent non-deliberatively knows that she will A, then she cannot rationally deliberate about whether to A.
Levi could likely agree to this, despite the slogan. Again, an independent argument for why omniscient beings would, if rational, reason like fatalists will come in the next section. Necessarily, if an agent is omniscient, then for all A she non-deliberatively knows whether she will A. C still follows. Have we overlooked the possibility of overdetermined knowledge—that is, knowledge that is fully justified both on the basis of deliberation and on the basis of non- deliberative methods observation, inference, etc.
The most obvious reason is presented in section 4. So the premises here could be replaced with even weaker ones and still lead to a conclusion that undermines Ideal Agent theories though it would perhaps be weaker than C.
It may be that I non-deliberatively know that I will not finish a paper, given the absence of any firm deadline. Still, I should think about what the reasons favor, because, from my point of view, unlikely as it is, this time my assessing of the reasons might be the first step in the exercise of backbone.
They know they are omniscient, and so they know that any evidence contrary to their beliefs is misleading. They would have, then, no rational basis for any degree of doubt about their beliefs. Also see Carlson This is correct, but as Carlson points out, I will deliberate in these cases knowing that my conclusion will be to A.
It remains unclear, then, how such deliberation is rational. The next section will argue, moreover, that non-deliberative beliefs pose a special threat to freedom, assuming plausible coherence requirements on prediction and intention.
See Levi for further discussion of the argument and a reply. Necessarily, if an agent is non-deliberatively certain that he will A, then he cannot rationally deliberate about whether to A. Necessarily, if an agent is omniscient, then for all A he is non-deliberatively certain about whether he will A. In some cases, the simple presence of doubt no matter how tiny that a venture will succeed will lead a rational agent to refrain from it.
Any problems that remain with the argument are of course mine. The positive case for the premise, though, was simply the intuition that deliberation would be pointless if one already was certain what its conclusion would be.
But there is reason for skepticism. Our intuitions may be corrupt. A perfectly rational omniscient agent would have to reason like a fatalist, given some fairly weak and plausible assumptions about the rational constraints on intention and belief. So, at any t0 when the agent is omniscient and perfectly rational, the following will be true: Since voluntarism about beliefs is false, a belief will only be under voluntary control if one formed the belief as the result of the exercise of volitional capacities, which cannot be the case with non- deliberative beliefs.
One additional point should be made here, to avoid the charge that these premises are question-begging. In this case, she non- deliberatively believes p at t0, even though the belief could still be revised via deliberation.
She knows that p because she knows how she will deliberate, but also because she knows with certainty the natural laws of her world and its current state, because she knows with certainty her own psychological states, because she knows with certainty which events will follow upon p, and so what must have happened to cause those events.
She will always have overwhelming non-deliberative evidence of what she will do. Consequently the belief will never shift into a deliberative belief, at least so long as the agent is epistemically rational, even if in normal agents such shifts can occur. Two additional points should be made about vi. Second, it is stated as a claim on what a rational agent can do.
This may raise worries: But keep in mind here that the rational requirement is a requirement of coherence, a requirement of coherent states of mind. We cannot, in general, simply decide to violate a norm of coherence. Our attitudes adjust towards coherence through automatic, non-voluntary processes. In short, it is correct that the perfectly rational psychology is such that she cannot violate these norms. After all, she cannot choose any of those alternatives, she cannot do anything to bring them about.
The only way they could come about is through luck or good fortune—that is, precisely through the things that are outside of her control.
And, being in a p-world she is in a world where good fortune does not bring those things about. To put this formally: But maybe deliberation is not essential to agency. Maybe agency only requires action—that is, bodily movements caused in the right way by beliefs and motives.
Peter Railton has argued compellingly that the exercise of rationality including rational agency depends on unreflective brute dispositions of our psychology to conform to what the reasons favor. Reflective, conscious reasoning including conscious deliberation is a failsafe, correcting the unreflective when it goes off the rails.
Such a being has no need to deliberate. So the Ideal Agent theorist can reject 2 or so the argument might go. Remember, though, that 2 does not actually hold that a perfectly rational agent necessarily deliberates about her options, merely that she must be able to do so. The argument in favor of this is simply that deliberation seems like a rational capacity, and perfect rationality requires the ability to exercise all rational capacities.
To deny 2, then, one must hold, first, that having unreflectively rational desires is enough—that possession of the failsafe of deliberation is not necessary in an Ideal Agent; and second, that deliberative capacities are not rational capacities. This, however, raises a second problem for the argument. The omniscient agent may be able to deliberate in the sense of having the capacity, but unable in the sense that the capacity is masked.
Thus, the argument may equivocate. It will emerge that the considerations in favor of 2 are also reasons for rejecting the charge of equivocation. Then I will return to the worry about equivocation. Why the Ideal Agent Theorist Is Committed to 2 The first thing to note is that 2 has overwhelming intuitive plausibility: But there are additional reasons why theories that aim to explain all of practical reason in terms of an Ideal Agent must allow that powers of reflective deliberation are essential to perfect rationality.
Denying 2 is inconsistent with a standard explanatory motive of the theory. In other words, this defense only blocks the objection by sacrificing one of the core reasons for holding the theory in the first place.
Second, in order to deny 2, we must maintain that unreflective rationality of motives is enough for perfect rationality. But then we need some way of characterizing what it is for motives to be rational. Objects are worthy of desire because the Ideal Agent would desire them, not the other way around. This is plausible enough. But it makes the Ideal Agent into a theoretical fifth wheel.
But we could massively simplify here. The agent ought to do whatever would lead to the satisfaction of her intrinsic desires—not what she mistakenly thinks would lead to their satisfaction. In short, the Humean instrumentalist can explain reasons in terms of desires plus truth. The appeal to a counterpart who takes the appropriate attitude to that truth is an idle embellishment.
Such a counterpart may be useful for modeling what one has reason to do, but it is not explanatory. Brandt I will acknowledge that this sort of ideal agent theory might be able to avoid the objection of this paper. The theorist who endorses this and uses it as a defense against the objection must of course deny that deliberation is a rational activity or perhaps insist that an agent can be relevantly ideal despite suffering incapacities unusual in ordinary agents—though this seems a harder position to maintain ; the theorist cannot appeal to a rational connection between deliberation and choice to motivate the theory either.
What we should also note, however, is that no process of critical self-reflection plays a role in determining the rational status of motives on this account. This leads to the concern that the impact of information on is purely causal—that there is no obvious way in which it counts as a rational improvement Hubin This allows us to put aside the worry that the impact of knowledge on intrinsic desires is purely causal. The impact, on this view, is mediated by rational activity, and in virtue of that mediation the changes to intrinsic motives are rational improvements.
But the focus of this mediating activity, critical self-reflection is procedural rationality—and being procedural it is successful not based on the verdicts it delivers, but when it treats like cases alike, when it achieves a certain level of generality and uniformity in its verdicts. But this is effectively to ask whether to be motivated to A. So we have the problem, does it make sense to deliberate about whether to be motivated to A, if one already knows that one will be motivated to A?
In short, the motives of the Ideal Agent if she is to be genuinely ideal must have survived a process of critical self-reflection that is fully informed. It seems largely to just be deliberation, except it includes questions of what to do in various hypothetical circumstances as well as actual ones, since the aim is determining motivational dispositions to act, and not just individual actions. So if this is our view of what it is for motives to be rational, we cannot deny 2.
In his more recent , Smith proposes the following criticism of Humean pictures of ideal agency: According to Hume, an ideal agent is one who fully and robustly possesses and exercises the capacities to do two things: The main problem with this account, according to the Constitutivist, is that in a wide range of circumstances their exercise pulls in opposite directions.
The full and robust exercise of the one capacity does not fully cohere with the full and robust exercise of the other. To the extent that this is so, the ideal agent's psychology is therefore not maximally coherent. Smith argues that epistemic and practical perfection must also be robust; the Ideal Agent must be able to exercise her epistemic perfection over a wide range of counterfactuals and to perfectly pursue her desires over a wide range of counterfactuals.
To be rational, then, a set of desires must meet two necessary conditions: While this account of the rationality of desires is not itself inconsistent with denying 2, the motivation Smith offers for the account is. Smith proceeds to argue that possession of a variety of coherence-inducing desires is a requirement of rationality, by engaging in pairwise comparisons: It may seem that Smith would have grounds, however, for treating a deliberative capacity differently from coherence-inducing desires: Deliberation is a capacity that cannot be enjoyed by an omniscient agent without incoherence, thus it could not be a capacity of the ideal agent.
Imagine two possible agents. One is omniscient, has the correct sort of desires, and lacks the ability to deliberate. The second is extremely knowledgeable, but just ignorant enough to make room for deliberation, has correct desires, and can deliberate of course.
The first may have greater epistemic powers, but her possession of these powers is more fragile and more a matter of luck. She has, for example, fewer abilities to resist the charms of advertisements extolling the value of ignorance. So what we have here is one agent who is less than completely perfect in one respect her epistemic capacities are slightly defective and another agent who is less than completely perfect in another her rationality will degrade faster and in a wider range of counterfactuals.
To resist this conclusion, there must be a uniquely optimal set of tradeoffs, such that one agent can claim to be most rational all things considered. The difficulties with this strategy will be discussed in section 4. For now I will simply note that we would need some argument, then, for regarding some combination of tradeoffs as uniquely optimal. So far as I know, no one has advanced such an argument.
In summary, there are two pictures of Ideal Agency which may be consistent with denying 2. But on one of these the Ideal Agent is explanatorily otiose. On the other theory the Ideal Agent would be explanatory, but the theory requires a number of counterintuitive commitments which presumably call for defense, most notably that the ideal agent cannot control her motives in anything resembling the way that any normal adult human being can. There are two other theories in which the Ideal Agent is explanatory and has some obvious normative standing, but these views appear committed to 2.
Equivocation and the Limits of Dialectical Space With these points on the table, we can return to the problem of equivocation. It is unclear whether we should think of omniscience as eliminating or simply masking the ability to deliberate—or whether there always is a sharp distinction between masking a capacity and eliminating it.
But this is not a pressing concern for the argument of this paper. This is not obviously the case: But the previous discussion should make clear that these interpretations are not available to the Ideal Agent theorist.
As we saw, they need the motives of the Ideal Agent to result from the process of fully-informed critical self-reflection, or they must embrace a condition of counterfactual robustness as a condition on rationality.
On the first option, it is not enough that the Ideal Agent could deliberate in some very weak sense, one compatible with the capacity being masked or otherwise blocked by omniscience. Again, her desires must be the output of deliberation that takes place under the guidance of omniscience.
But our arguments tell us that is impossible. Similarly, if we hold that ideal rationality requires robust rationality, then the Ideal Agent must be able to deliberate in the sense that, were she to acquire an irrational desire, she could recognize it as such and this recognition would cause her motives to shift back to a more coherent state.
But omniscience, according to the arguments in section 2, would prevent such a shift. For 2 to be true, the perfectly rational agent must stand in some relation to the capacity to deliberate—perhaps mere possession, perhaps unmasked possession, or perhaps some even stronger relation.
There may be reasons to insist on a very weak relation, like mere possession, which might be compatible with omniscience. But these expedients, much like the charge of equivocation, are inconsistent with the aims of Ideal Agent Theory. Bracketing Perhaps the incompatibility of deliberation and prediction can be overcome, if we simply allow that the offending knowledge is bracketed while one reasons about what to do Rabinowicz Omniscience and perfect rationality would be compatible, because the perfectly rational deliberator will simply bracket her knowledge about what she is going to do while deliberating.
For this defense to work, we need some account of what bracketing is. Thanks to Barry Maguire for asking me to clarify these points. What forms of bracketing are we familiar with? There are the various psychological partitions necessary for self-deceptive and wishful thinking.
But those undermine rationality.
Cases of bracketing which seem compatible with rationality are those in which I avoid dwelling on a piece of information that is useless or likely to bias my decision. This is the sort of bracketing Ideal Agents must engage in, if they engage in any.
The first thing to notice is that even this sort of bracketing plausibly involves deviation from perfect rationality, and the fact that it is sometimes reasonable for us to bracket in this way fails to show otherwise.
There may be cases in which I have very good reason to engage in self-deception. The self-deception is still an irrationality. Even if I have good reason to block out certain facts while I deliberate, this plausibly involves a partitioning of my psychology, of the sort that counts against rational perfection.
Notice that it still only makes sense to bracket knowledge because that knowledge is irrelevant or potentially misleading. If our goal, however, is to explain practical reasons in terms of how an Ideal Agent would choose, there is no prior notion of relevance or accuracy to which we can appeal. It makes sense to ignore information or skip processes of reasoning if doing so makes it more likely that I will get the right answer.
But that cannot provide a rationale for bracketing if full-information and processes of reasoning are what determine the right answer. As an aside, less ambitious theorists, who only wish to explain some local domain of practical normativity, such as morality, in terms of an Ideal Agent, could potentially appeal to some independent notion of a reason to justify bracketing.
Such theorists may, then, have a principled way of resisting the objection of this paper, because they could offer a rationale for ignoring certain pieces of evidence—ignoring such evidence makes one substantively more rational that is, more likely to arrive at the correct answer. We might try, then, another strategy. Smith b. Such Ideal Advisors could bracket knowledge about their own future choices, while remaining omniscient about the choices of their advisees.
Like bracketing, this would effectively block-off unwanted forms of information, but without raising questions about the rationality of reasoning as though ignorant of something you know to be true. Unfortunately, this strategy relies on an overly literally understanding of the idea of an Ideal Advisor: As Smith puts it: We are to imagine two possible worlds: We might imagine that the self in the evaluating world is giving the self in the evaluated world advice about what to do.
What the advice really is, on this picture, is what the advisee would choose or want for her currently limited self, were she ideal. She must also be omniscient with respect to all of the counterfactuals in that world how else would she know which action would be best? Remember, once again, Ideal Agent theories aim to explain some domain of reasons in terms of the results of practical deliberation.
I can judge that someone else ought to do something, but when I reason about whether to A, it must always be about whether I will A. If the advisor does not regard the advisee as a counterpart, however, the advice merely expresses what I would want someone else in circumstances like mine to do if I were reasoning perfectly. This has some normative significance, but not the same significance. I can think myself reasonable and justified in wanting the car dealer to offer me a lower price, while thinking that if I were in his shoes I would have no reason to show such charity.
But imagine that the only way to defeat an army trans-dimensional brain-melting baby-torturing demons is to drink the potion that will make one ideal. The theory must say that in situations like this there is no fact of the matter about what one ought to do. The advisor will now be ignorant about whether the advisee will use her newfound ideality to battle the demons or to take their side; otherwise she would know whether she would battle the demons or take their side, which we have stipulated she must not.
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