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Is it always rational to act according to your beliefs?

Is it always more rational to act according to one's beliefs than to refrain from acting on them?
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What does "under a description" mean?

I am struggling to understand the embolden phrase below: In English, “consent” has several meanings. In the relevant sense, consent transactions have a distinct structure: agent A consents to B’s φ­-...
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Is it possible to understand an action and its consequences as the same thing? [closed]

I was wondering about the individuation of actions; in particular, it appears to me that we cannot distinguish an action from its consequences. (1) Peter pulls a trigger (2) Peter fires a gun (3) ...