Backsliding: Understanding Weakness of Will

Oup Usa (2012)
Authors
Alfred Mele
Florida State University
Abstract
People backslide. They freely do things they believe it would be best on the whole not to do. Mele draws on work in social and developmental psychology and in psychiatry to motivate a view of human behavior in which both backsliding and overcoming the temptation to backslide are explicable
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2014
Buy the book $7.89 new (86% off)   $11.97 used (78% off)   $39.30 direct from Amazon (28% off)    Amazon page
ISBN(s) 9780199896134   0199896135   9780199366644
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,898
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Abductive Case for Humeanism Over Quasi-Perceptual Theories of Desire.Derek Baker - 2014 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 8 (2):1-29.
Self-Control, Motivational Strength, and Exposure Therapy.Alfred R. Mele - 2014 - Philosophical Studies 170 (2):359-375.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Weakness of Will.Gwynneth Matthews - 1966 - Mind 75 (299):405-419.
Weakness of Will.Christine Tappolet - 2013 - In Hugh LaFolette (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 4412-21.
What in the World is Weakness of Will?Joshua May & Richard Holton - 2012 - Philosophical Studies 157 (3):341–360.
Weakness of Will and Akrasia.Alfred Mele - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 150 (3):391–404.
Has Backsliding Replaced Federal Protectionism?E. L. Pattullo - forthcoming - IRB: Ethics & Human Research.
Skepticism About Weakness of Will.Gary Watson - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (3):316-339.
A Libertarian View of Akratic Action.Alfred Mele - 2008 - In T. Hoffman (ed.), Weakness of Will from Plato to the Present. The Catholic University of America Press. pp. 252-275.
Resisting 'Weakness of the Will'.Neil Levy - 2011 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 82 (1):134 - 155.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-01-26

Total downloads
32 ( #200,251 of 2,293,848 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #137,835 of 2,293,848 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature