Repression receives little attention in philosophical literature. This study of cases of repression that inhibit an agent's deliberative access to his reasons argues that an agent cannot correctly deliberate about a reason to overcome repression as if he did so, he would already have overcome repression and so would have no reason to do so.
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GARY JAEGER Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, USA, previously he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Book TitleRepression, Integrity and Practical Reasoning
Copyright InformationPalgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited2012