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Willing, wanting, waiting

Author: Richard Holton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
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"Richard Holton provides a unified account of the will, pulling together a diverse range of phenomena that have typically been treated separately: intention, resolution, choice, weakness and strength of will, temptation, addiction, and freedom of the will. Drawing on recent psychological research, he argues that rather than being the pinnacle of rationality, these components work to compensate for our inability to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Will
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holton, Richard, 1962-
Willing, wanting, waiting.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)608460520
Online version:
Holton, Richard, 1962-
Willing, wanting, waiting.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)616786314
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Holton
ISBN: 9780199214570 0199214573 9780199692286 0199692289
OCLC Number: 294886710
Description: xiii, 203 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Intention --
Belief --
Choice --
Weakness of will --
Temptation --
Strength of will --
Rationality --
Freedom.
Responsibility: Richard Holton.

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Richard Holton presents an original account of intention, choice, weakness of will, strength of will, temptation, addiction, and freedom of the will. He argues that, rather than being the pinnacle of  Read more...

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This book is primarily about intention and a special sort of intention called resolution. The writing is clear and engaging. Its observations and analyses strike me as mostly acute and sensible. It Read more...

 
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