Weakness of Will: Holton's View and a Criticism
Creators:Feldman, Abram D.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Philosophy Honors Theses; 2013
I presented an adjusted account of Richard Holton's understanding of weakness of will. The account I uphold is similar to Holton's account in as much as it relies on resolutions and unreasonable revisions to them. However, I offer an additional criterion to evaluating an agent for weakness of will: an agent is weak-willed if the agent unreasonably fails to form a resolution. Unreasonably failing to form a resolution turns out to be failing to form a resolution when an agent judges the action as the best thing to do and the agent believing that if the resolution was formed, the agent would follow through.
Academic Major: Philosophy
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