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Irrationality An Essay on Akrasia, Self-Deception, and Self-Control

Alfred R. Mele


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  • Title:
    Irrationality An Essay on Akrasia, Self-Deception, and Self-Control
  • Author: Alfred R. Mele
  • Description: Contents; 1 Akratic Action: Some Theoretical Difficulties; 2 The Possibility of Strict Akratic Action: Self-Contradiction and Compulsion; 3 Akratic Action: Causes, Reasons, Intentions; 4 Self-Control and the Self-Controlled Person; 5 Self-Control: A Paradox; 6 Strict Akratic Action: A Paradox of Irrationality; 7 Explaining Intentional Actions: Reasons, Intentions, and Other Psychological Items; 8 Akratic Belief; 9 Self-Deception: The Paradox of Belief; 10 Strategies of Self-Deception and the Strategy Paradox; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; I; K; M; N; P; Q; R; S
    The author demonstrates that certain forms of irrationality - incontinent action and self-deception - which many philosophers have rejected as being logically or psychologically impossible, are indeed possible.
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (196 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-280-52660-2;ISBN 0-19-802128-3
  • Subjects: Act (Philosophy); Akrasia; Irrationalism (Philosophy); Self-control; Self-deception; Irrationalism (Philosophy); Act (Philosophy); Akrasia; Self-deception; Self-control; Philosophy; Philosophy & Religion; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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