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Life-Shaping Decisions


Prof. Larry Cochran

Drawing on naturalistic accounts of major life or career decisions, this book explores the personal transformation involved in moving from indecision to decision. The central argument is that the divisive experience of indecision is a natural design for coming to a decision. Division between two poles of possibility initiates a wavering dialectic that guides a person toward resolution. Other topics include criteria for good decisions, the roles of wisdom and technique in deciding, phases of decision, and what makes a decision intelligible.
Contents: This study of life or career decisions describes phases of decision, roles in a life story, criteria for good decisions, the dialectical design of indecision, and ways to help deciders to make better decisions.