David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Psychology 12 (3):341 – 356 (1999)
Social dilemmas occur when individuals make choices that are in their own best interest but not in the interest of society as a whole. Intrapersonal dilemmas occur when people make choices that are in the best interest of themselves at the moment of choice, but not in the best interest of themselves in the long run. A number of writers have observed that we can usefully model this self-defeating behavior by treating each individual as an aggregate of selves which have competing interests, like the individual selves in a population. We undertake to synthesize and extend these contributions, applying the theory of intrapersonal dilemmas to addiction and procrastination, and discuss how the concept of multiple selves can explain why people attempt to control their behavior by imposing costs or constraints on themselves in the future, and how it can also help us develop new strategies of (personal) behavior control.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||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
Dennis Moberg (2008). Mentoring and Practical Wisdom: Are Mentors Wiser or Just More Politically Skilled? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 83 (4):835 - 843.
Similar books and articles
Isaac Prilleltensky, Laura Sánchez Valdés, Amy Rossiter & Richard Walsh-Bowers (2002). Applied Ethics in Mental Health in Cuba: Part II-Power Differentials, Dilemmas, Resources, and Limitations. Ethics and Behavior 12 (3):243 – 260.
Michael D. Myers & Leigh Miller (1996). Ethical Dilemmas in the Use of Information Technology: An Aristotelian Perspective. Ethics and Behavior 6 (2):153 – 160.
David J. Fritzsche & Helmut Becker (1983). Ethical Behavior of Marketing Managers. Journal of Business Ethics 2 (4):291 - 299.
Howard Rachlin (2002). Altruism and Selfishness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):239-250.
Jurriaan De Haan (2001). The Definition of Moral Dilemmas: A Logical Problem. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 4 (3):267 - 284.
Wendy Horwitz (2000). Environmental Dilemmas: The Resolutions of Student Activists. Ethics and Behavior 10 (3):281 – 308.
Edmund M. Kearney (1998). Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment of Adolescent Gang Members. Ethics and Behavior 8 (1):49 – 57.
J. Philip Wogaman (2009). Moral Dilemmas: An Introduction to Christian Ethics. Westminster John Knox Press.
Jurriaan De Haan (2001). The Definition of Moral Dilemmas: A Logical Problem. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 4 (3):267-284.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads15 ( #109,680 of 1,102,822 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #296,987 of 1,102,822 )
How can I increase my downloads?