Richard Pettigrew

Philosophy
University of Bristol


Latest posts



Nudging for Changing Selves

Posted on 1 November 2021 by Richard Pettigrew

When we go into a car showroom and we’re greeted by a series of sales assistants, one after the other, we tend to end up buying from the first person we met when we came in the door. And when we don’t have a strong preference between a range of political candidates on a ballot,
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Choosing for Changing Selves

Posted on 18 October 2021 by Richard Pettigrew

Our values change. What we want, value, prefer, desire, and how much; for nearly everyone, these will be different at different times in their lives. Perhaps when you were younger, you valued a life of action more than the life of the mind, but now you value intellectual pursuits above practical ones. Perhaps now you
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