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By Neil Levy

ISBN-10: 0199862583

ISBN-13: 9780199862580

This booklet brings jointly a suite of papers, many which develop out of displays at a convention in Oxford in 2009 on habit and strength of will, by means of a suite of thinkers who're united in believing that knowing organization and screw ups of organization calls for engagement with the easiest technological know-how. The papers it collects makes an attempt to light up the mechanisms focused on habit and thereby to appreciate to what measure and in what methods activities pushed via dependancy are managed via the agent, convey his or her will or values, and the level to which addicts are accountable for what they do. a number of the papers specialise in the neuropsychological mechanisms concerned, in particular at the position of the midbrain dopamine process. Others specialise in positive aspects of the habit and the level to which we will be able to infer mental mechanisms from habit. The authors debate the easiest interpretation of the clinical proof and the way the medical facts bears upon, or can in basic terms be comprehend within the gentle of, philosophical theorizing approximately corporation, regulate and accountability.

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211–245. Ainslie, G. (2010b) Procrastination, the basic impulse. In C. Andreou & M. ), The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination.  11–27. Ainslie, G. (2011) Free will as recursive self-prediction: Does a deterministic mechanism reduce responsibility? ), Addiction and Responsibility.  55–87. Ainslie, G. (2012) Pure hyperbolic discount curves predict “eyes open” self-control. Theory and Decision 73, 3–34. , & Monterosso, J. (2002) Hyperbolic discounting lets empathy be a motivated process.

Kincaid, & L. ), Distributed Cognition and the Will: Individual Volition and Social Context. MIT Press, pp. 169–196. Ainslie, G, (2010a) Hyperbolic discounting versus conditioning and framing as the core process in addictions and other impulses. In D. Ross, H. Kincaid, D. Spurrett, & P. ), What Is Addiction? MIT Press, pp. 211–245. Ainslie, G. (2010b) Procrastination, the basic impulse. In C. Andreou & M. ), The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination.  11–27. Ainslie, G. (2011) Free will as recursive self-prediction: Does a deterministic mechanism reduce responsibility?

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