David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
American Philosophical Quarterly 43 (1):57 - 69 (2006)
From time to time we explain what people do by referring to their habits. We explain somebody’s putting the kettle on in the morning as done through “force of habit”. We explain somebody’s missing a turning by saying that she carried straight on “out of habit”. And we explain somebody’s biting her nails as a manifestation of “a bad habit”. These are all examples of what will be referred to here as habit explanations. Roughly speaking, they explain by referring to a pattern of a particular kind of behaviour which is regularly performed in characteristic circumstances, and has become automatic for that agent due to this repetition.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Ezio Di Nucci (2011). Frankfurt Versus Frankfurt: A New Anti-Causalist Dawn. Philosophical Explorations 14 (1):117-131.
Matthias Steup (2008). Doxastic Freedom. Synthese 161 (3):375-392.
Steven Levine (2012). Norms and Habits: Brandom on the Sociality of Action. European Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):n/a-n/a.
Anthony Robert Booth (2009). Compatibilism and Free Belief. Philosophical Papers 38 (1):1-12.
Edmund Henden (2012). Addictive Actions. Philosophical Psychology 26 (3):362-382.
Similar books and articles
Stephen Yablo (2000). Seven Habits of Highly Effective Thinkers. In Bernard Elevitch (ed.), The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. Philosophy Documentation Center. 35-45.
Theodore Mischel (1966). Pragmatic Aspects of Explanation. Philosophy of Science 33 (1/2):40-60.
Bill Pollard (2006). Actions, Habits and Constitution. Ratio 19 (2):229–248.
Mark Sinclair (2011). Ravaisson and the Force of Habit. Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (1):65-85.
Jonathan Ichikawa (2009). Explaining Away Intuitions. Studia Philosophica Estonica 2 (2):94-116.
Elena Cuffari (2011). Habits of Transformation. Hypatia 26 (3):535-553.
Clare Carlisle (2005). Creatures of Habit: The Problem and the Practice of Liberation. [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 38 (1-2):19-39.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads57 ( #33,857 of 1,679,326 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #112,111 of 1,679,326 )
How can I increase my downloads?