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The Thief of Time : Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Author: Chrisoula Andreou; Mark D White
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When we fail to achieve our goals, procrastination is often the culprit. But how exactly is procrastination to be understood? This edited volume integrates the problem of procrastination into philosophical inquiry, exploring the relationship of procrastination to agency, rationality, and ethics--topics that philosophy is well-suited to address.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chrisoula Andreou; Mark D White
ISBN: 9780195376685 0195376684
OCLC Number: 488683866
Notes: Procrastination: the basic impulse / George Ainslie. Economic models of procrastination / Don Ross. Is procrastination weakness of will? / Sarah Stroud. Intransitive preferences, vagueness, and the structure of procrastination / Duncan MacIntosh. Bad timing / Jon Elster. Prudence, procrastination, and rationality / Olav Gjelsvik. Procrastination and personal identity / Christine Tappolet. The vice of procrastination / Sergio Tenenbaum. Virtue for procrastinators / Elijah Millgram. Procrastination as vice / Jennifer A. Baker. Overcoming procrastination through planning / Frank Wieber & Peter M. Gollwitzer. Coping with procrastination / Chrisoula Andreou. Resisting procrastination : kantian autonomy and the role of the will / Mark D. White. Procrastination and the extended will / Joseph Heath & Joel Anderson. Procrastination and the law / Manuel A. Utset
Description: 300 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Procrastination: the basic impulse / George Ainslie --
Economic models of procrastination / Don Ross --
Is procrastination weakness of will? / Sarah Stroud --
Intransitive preferences, vagueness, and the structure of procrastination / Duncan MacIntosh --
Bad timing / Jon Elster --
Prudence, procrastination, and rationality / Olav Gjelsvik --
Procrastination and personal identity / Christine Tappolet --
The vice of procrastination / Sergio Tenenbaum --
Virtue for procrastinators / Elijah Millgram --
Procrastination as vice / Jennifer A. Baker --
Overcoming procrastination through planning / Frank Wieber & Peter M. Gollwitzer --
Coping with procrastination / Chrisoula Andreou --
Resisting procrastination : kantian autonomy and the role of the will / Mark D. White --
Procrastination and the extended will / Joseph Heath & Joel Anderson --
Procrastination and the law / Manuel A. Utset.

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