Friday, February 25, 2011


An agent is omnirational provided that

  1. whenever he makes a decision, he is impressed by all the unexcluded reasons that there in fact are for him for all the relevant options, being impressed by a reason exactly to the extent to which he has reason to be impressed by it in virtue of the reason's force and the force of relevant higher order reasons
  2. when he decides to do A, he does A for all the unexcluded reasons that he in fact has for doing A.
In the case of an omnirational being who has multiple potential unexcluded reasons for an action, there is no difficulty to the question which reasons he actually acted on—in fact, he acted on them all.

If God is simple, he is omnirational. And God is simple.

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