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Resisting Procrastination: Kantian Autonomy and the Role of the Will

Mark D. White

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Economists, psychologists, and philosophers have written extensively on the causes of procrastination. While their work helps us understand why people procrastinate, it does not explain how they can ... More


Temptation and the Agent’s Standpoint

Michael E. Bratman

in Planning, Time, and Self-Governance: Essays in Practical Rationality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190867850
eISBN:
9780190867898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867850.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This essay aims to understand how it might be rational to follow through with a prior resolution in the face of anticipated temptation that comes in the form of a shift in evaluative assessment. In ... More


The Non-Cognitivist Response

Berislav Marušić

in Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198714040
eISBN:
9780191782497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714040.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers and rejects the Non-Cognitivist Response. The Non-Cognitivist Response is motivated by non-cognitivism about practical reason—the view, defended by Michael Bratman and Richard ... More


Self-Control

Maura Tumulty

in Alien Experience

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190845629
eISBN:
9780190845650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845629.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Some philosophers distinguish between judgmental control (or rational control) and merely managerial self-control—particularly with respect to our control of our mental states. States like desire are ... More


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