The social and political sources of akrasia

Ethics 107 (4):644-657 (1997)
Akrasia is not always --or only-- a solitary failure to act on a person's judgment of what is, all things considered, best. Nor is it always a species of moral or ethical failure prompted by a form of irrationality. It is often prompted by social support and sustained by structuring political institutions.
Keywords akrasia, weakness of will  social and political construction  action theory
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DOI 10.1086/233763
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