AALS: Rationality of Rule-Following
In this Article the author makes remarks on the rationality of rule following, focusing on the case of committing oneself in advance to a personal rule with an eye to resisting certain temptations. The author discusses why, in this case, it may be puzzling how it could be rational to follow the rule. And he explores two lines of argument for understanding how such rule-following can, nevertheless, be rational.
Michael E. Bratman,
Personal Rules and Rational Willpower,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol42/iss1/7