Akratic Believers

American Philosophical Quarterly 20 (2):175-183 (1983)
Abstract
A person has performed an action akratically when he intentionally, voluntarily acts contrary to what he thinks, all things considered, is best to do. This is very misleadingly called weakness of the will; less misleadingly, akrasia of action. I should like to show that there is intellectual as well as practical akrasia. This might, equally misleadingly, be called weakness of belief; less misleadingly, akrasia of belief.
Keywords epistemic akrasia
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Brian Mclaughlin (1988). Mele's Irrationality: A Commentary. Philosophical Psychology 1 (2):189 – 200.
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