Weakness of will and akrasia

Philosophical Studies 150 (3):391–404 (2010)
Abstract
Richard Holton has developed a view of the nature of weak-willed actions, and I have done the same for akratic actions. How well does this view of mine fare in the sphere of weakness of will? Considerably better than Holton’s view. That is a thesis of this article. The article’s aim is to clarify the nature of weak-willed actions. Holton reports that he is "trying to give an account of our ordinary notion of weakness of will" (1999, p. 262). One way to get evidence about ordinary notions is to conduct survey studies with ordinary people. I conducted four such studies on weakness of will.
Keywords experimental philosophy  resolutions  akrasia
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Donald Davidson (1970). How Is Weakness of the Will Possible? In Joel Feinberg (ed.), Moral Concepts. Oxford University Press.
Donald Davidson (1985). Replies to Essays. In Bruce Vermazen & Merrill B. Hintikka (eds.), Essays on Davidson. Oxford University Press.
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