Thursday, November 09, 2006

Irrationality, conceptual trouble

(Joseph Kosuth, It was it)

"The sort of irrationality that makes conceptual trouble is not the failure of someone else to believe or feel or do what we deem reasonable, but rather the failure, within a single person, of coherence or consistency in the pattern of beliefs, attitudes, emotions, intentions, and actions. Examples are wishful thinking, acting contrary to one’s own best judgment, self-deception, believing something that one holds to be discredited by the weight of evidence”.

Donald Davidson

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