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Excusing Addiction

Gary Watson

in Agency and Answerability: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199272273
eISBN:
9780191709968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272273.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 3 showed that we have good reason to believe that addiction impairs responsiveness to reasons and volitional control. This chapter considers whether this sort of impairment should ever ... More


What’s the Relevant Sort of Control?

Douglas W. Portmore

in Opting for the Best: Oughts and Options

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190945350
eISBN:
9780190945381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945350.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Our options include all and only those events over which we exert the relevant sort of control. This chapter argues that the relevant sort of control must be complete as opposed to partial and ... More


Increasing Independence in the Control of Attention

Holly Alliger Ruff and Mary Klevjord Rothbart

in Attention in Early Development: Themes and Variations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195136326
eISBN:
9780199894031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136326.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Early in life, parents and others help to regulate infant state by soothing and arousing the child, promoting desired states of arousal. They also influence the direction of the child's attention ... More


Empathic Self-Control

David Shoemaker

in Surrounding Self-Control

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197500941
eISBN:
9780197500972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500941.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

People with a high degree of self-control typically enjoy greater well-being than those with a low degree of self-control. They also tend to have a high degree of empathy. Further, those with low ... More


Intentions, Actions, and the Self

Suparna Choudhury and Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

in Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162371
eISBN:
9780262281690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162371.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter examines the neurological mechanisms by which we recognize actions as our own and how a sense of self may emerge from action. It considers how we feel in control of our actions and the ... More


Virtual Reality for Assessment of Episodic Memory in Normal and Pathological Aging

Gaën Plancher and Pascale Piolino

in The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190234737
eISBN:
9780197559543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190234737.003.0015
Subject:
Computer Science, Virtual Reality

Memory is one of the most important cognitive functions in a person’s life. Memory is essential for recalling personal memories and for performing many everyday tasks, such as reading, playing ... More


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