Rationality and Future Discounting
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Ahmed, A. (2020). Rationality and Future Discounting. Topoi, 39 (2), 245-256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-018-9539-3
The best justification of time-discounting is roughly that it is rational to care less about your more distant future because there is less of you around to have it. I argue that the standard version of this argument, which treats both psychological continuity and psychological connectedness as reasons to care about your future, can only rationalize an irrational – because exploitable – form of future discounting.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-018-9539-3
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