What is the link between regret and weakness of will?

Philosophical Psychology 29 (3):448-461 (2016)

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Mathieu Doucet
University of Waterloo
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This paper argues that most contemporary accounts of weakness of will either implicitly or explicitly assume that regret is a typical or even necessary element of standard cases of weakness of will and that this assumption is mistaken. I draw on empirical and philosophical work on self-assessment to show that regret need not accompany typical weak-willed behavior, and that we should therefore revise the dominant account of the difference between weakness of will and changes of mind
Keywords akrasia  regret  self-assessment  self-control  self-knowledge  weakness of will
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DOI 10.1080/09515089.2015.1099621
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