Authors
Shannon Proctor
LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
Abstract
Habits and habitudes are peculiar in that they are both a condition of human agency, as well as one of its most significant hurdles. They open up the world by providing us with ways of being within it. However, they also confine our worldly behavior given their repetitive and often predictable nature. This tension between spontaneity and repetition arises out of the two-fold temporal structure of habits—i.e., the habitual body simultaneously directs us toward the future and the past. An understanding of this tension is generally important for thinking about how individuals can do things differently. More urgently, this work has applications in the treatment of addictions and other compulsive behaviors where the difficulties of disrupting habitual repetition are much more pronounced.
Keywords Habits  Addiction  Temporality  Transformation  Embodiment  Phenomenology
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0739-098X
DOI 10.5840/ijap201711772
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 63,319
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

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Temporal Structure of Habits and the Possibility of Transformation in Advance.Shannon B. Proctor - 2016 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 30 (2):2551-266.
Racist Habits: A Phenomenological Analysis of Racism and the Habitual Body.Helen Ngo - 2016 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 42 (9):847-872.
The Significance of Habit.Steve Matthews - forthcoming - New Content is Available for Journal of Moral Philosophy.
A Study of the Internal Structure of Critical Thinking Dispositions.Ana Mª Nieto & Jorge Valenzuela - 2012 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 27 (1):31-38.
Sensing the Wind: The Timely Music of Nature’s Memory.Meilin Chinn - 2013 - Environmental Philosophy 10 (1):25-37.
Human Agency: The Habits of Our Being.Vincent M. Colapietro - 1988 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):153-168.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-03-16

Total views
15 ( #674,066 of 2,448,683 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #447,034 of 2,448,683 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes