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The Retreat of ReasonA dilemma in the philosophy of life$
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Ingmar Persson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199276905

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199276900.001.0001

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INTRODUCTION: THE BIAS TOWARDS ONESELF

INTRODUCTION: THE BIAS TOWARDS ONESELF

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(p.237) 18 INTRODUCTION: THE BIAS TOWARDS ONESELF
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The Retreat of Reason
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DOI:10.1093/0199276900.003.0019

This chapter introduces another bias whose (ir)rationality is the leitmotif of part IV of the book: the bias towards oneself or the tendency to be more concerned that things go well for someone if that person is identical to oneself. This bias can be rational in the relevant sense only if the relation of personal identity is such that it can justify special concern. Consequently, part IV starts by analysing this relation, before it turns to the question whether it is rationally justifiable to base self-concern upon it.

Keywords:   bias towards oneself, personal identity, rationality, self-concern

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