Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 November 2013

288 Pages | 4

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199862580

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Addiction and Self-Control

Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience

Edited by Neil Levy

Oxford Series in Neuroscience, Law, and Philosophy

  • Features close interaction between scientists and philosophers, many of whom are prominent in their fields.
  • Contributors are united in believing that understanding agency and failures of agency requires engagement with the best science.
  • Attempts to illuminate the mechanisms involved in addiction and thereby to understand to what degree and in what ways actions driven by addiction are controlled by the agent, express his or her will or values, and the extent to which addicts are responsible for what they do.
  • Contributors debate the best interpretation of the scientific evidence and how the scientific evidence bears upon, or can only be understand in the light of, philosophical theorizing about agency, control and responsibility.

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