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12 essays via the influential radical comprise "Marriage and Love," "The Hypocrisy of Puritanism," "The site visitors in Women," Anarchism," and "The Psychology of Political Violence." different enduringly appropriate essays study patriotism, the failure of the penal process, and drama as a way of conveying political conception.

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B) Dissonance reduction: WO and SO move towards x Conflicts in Decision Making 27 If DOM, RF and DR are imposed, then it turns out that any sequence of different actions in which the individual engages will cause the peaks of the two motivations to move towards each other. As above, if DOM holds then the first action chosen will necessarily become the new SQ between the two peaks. From then on the individual will only be left with B or C -type actions. If the person chooses C -type actions, the WO peak will continuously move towards the SO peak, which does not move, whereas if she chooses a sequence of B-type actions, or a sequence of B and C -type actions, both peaks move and the distance between them is reduced.

The view taken here is that completeness is not a rationality requirement on preference. This is not in itself very controversial. Much more so is something that follows rather naturally from this view, namely that transitivity is too strong a requirement to impose on preferences. The problem is that transitivity imposes comparability even when it is not appropriate to do so. The following example serves to illustrate this point. Suppose that Ann, Bob and Carol have interval scores in Maths and English as follows: • (Ann) Maths: 80–90, English: 60–70 • (Bob) Maths: 56–65, English: 66–75 • (Carol) Maths: 75–85, English: 55–65 The teacher decides to rank them in each subject using the heuristic that two students with overlapping intervals scores in a subject should be regarded as on a par in that subject, but one is ranked higher than the other if the lower bound of their interval score is greater than the upper bound of the interval score of the other.

Work during weekends), and her behaviour Conflicts in Decision Making 23 may differ, as pointed out above, according to the number of options available to her. This, however, is not the only way to describe possible conflicts. g. g. work part-time and spend more time with the kids). In any case, competing demands or competing motivations may make it impossible to establish a unique all-things-considered preference ordering and as a consequence the person may “try by doing”, that is, she may attempt several possible ways of reconciling her motivations and reasons for doing certain things in order to solve or alleviate the intrapsychic conflict.

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