choice
The philosophical crux is whether choice is a process in which different desires, pressures, and attitudes fight it out and eventually result in one decision and action, or whether in addition there is a ‘self’ controlling the conflict, in the name of higher desires, reason, or morality. The attempt to add such an extra to the more passive picture (often attributed to Hume ) is characteristic of Kantian ethics, and is a particular target not only of Humean, but also of much feminist and postmodernist writing. See also free will, Newcomb's paradox, volition, will.

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  • choice — Ⅰ. choice UK US /tʃɔɪs/ noun [S or U] ► a range of different things that are available to choose from: a choice of sb/sth »Finding the best bank account takes patience there is a choice of more than 60. a choice between sth and sth »When… …   Financial and business terms

  • choice — [chois] n. [ME & OFr chois < choisir, to choose < Goth kausjan, to taste, test: see CHOOSE] 1. the act of choosing; selection 2. the right, power, or chance to choose; option 3. a person or thing chosen 4. the best or most preferable part 5 …   English World dictionary

  • Choice — (chois), n. [OE. chois, OF. chois, F. choix, fr. choisir to choose; of German origin; cf. Goth. kausjan to examine, kiusan to choose, examine, G. kiesen. [root]46. Cf. {Choose}.] 1. Act of choosing; the voluntary act of selecting or separating… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choice — choice·less; choice·ly; choice·ness; mis·choice; an·ti·choice; choice; …   English syllables

  • choice — I (alternatives offered) noun delectus, discretion, discrimination, election, opportunities, option, pick, remaining courses, remaining options, selection, substitutes associated concepts: alternative causes of action, counsel of one s own… …   Law dictionary

  • Choice — Choice, a. [Compar. {Choicer}; superl. {Choicest}.] 1. Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable. [1913 Webster] My choicest hours of life are lost. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Preserving or using with care, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • choice — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. chois (12c., Mod.Fr. choix), from verb choisir to choose, from a Germanic source (Cf. Gothic kausjan to taste, test ), from P.Gmc. base *kaus , *keus , from PIE root *geus to taste, choose (see GUSTO (Cf. gusto)). Replaced …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Choice — est le pseudonyme sous lequel Laurent Garnier, Shazz et Ludovic Navarre ont produit le morceau Acid Eiffel, publié en 1993 sur le label Fragile Records, ainsi que le Paris EP publié en 1993 sur le label Fnac Music Dance Division puis réédité en… …   Wikipédia en Français

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