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The instrumental rationality of addiction.

Abstract:
The claim that non-addictive drug use is instrumental must be distinguished from the claim that its desired ends are evolutionarily adaptive or easy to comprehend. Use can be instrumental without being adaptive or comprehensible. This clarification, together with additional data, suggests that Müller and Schumann's (MandS's) instrumental framework may explain addictive, as well as non-addictive consumption.
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10.1017/s0140525x1100077x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy NonPostholders
Role:
Author
Journal:
The Behavioral and brain sciences
Volume:
34
Issue:
6
Pages:
320-321
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1469-1825
ISSN:
0140-525X
URN:
uuid:3ee22808-6b1b-44a3-97fd-f48be806fff6
Source identifiers:
251807
Local pid:
pubs:251807
Language:
English

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