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The Many Futures of a Decision

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2018.11.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jay Lampert, The Many Futures of a Decision, Bloomsbury, 2018, 332pp., $94.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350047785. Reviewed by James Williams, Deakin University I couldn't help flinching when the email arrived asking for a review of Jay Lampert's excellent new book. Its title is perhaps a little too topical, in Scotland, in 2018. We are certainly wrestling with the many futures of a decision. So long as you are not among the lab rats, the Brexit referendum result is the perfect experiment for reflecting on the salient questions. Who decided? Which futures? How did they decide? Was it irreversible? The central question of Lampert's investigation is more theoretical. The point is not to analyse the idea of a decision or an intention, but rather to see what the phenomenology of decisions tell us about the future. The object... Read More

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