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Adaptive misbelief or judicious pragmatic acceptance?

Frankish, Keith (2009). Adaptive misbelief or judicious pragmatic acceptance? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32(6) pp. 520–521.

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This commentary highlights the distinction between belief and pragmatic acceptance, and asks whether the positive illusions discussed in section 13 of the target article may be judicious pragmatic acceptances rather than adaptive misbeliefs. I discuss the characteristics of pragmatic acceptance and make suggestions about how to determine whether positive illusions are attitudes of this type.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1469-1825
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Philosophy
Item ID: 22116
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 09:10
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 13:53
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