akrasia


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akrasia

(əˈkreɪzɪə)
n
(Philosophy) philosophy weakness of will; acting in a way contrary to one's sincerely held moral values
[C20: from a-2 + Greek kratos power]
aˈkratic adj
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Leaving aside the interpretation-of-Simonides interlude, (1) the Protagoras has a ring structure with the discussion of akrasia at its philosophic center, (2) successively bracketed by a discussion of courage, (3) the unity of virtue, (4) the teachability of virtue, (5) and arguably by the two dramatic introductions (since the first introduction actually takes place after the action of the rest of the dialogue).
Para Frankfurt, el clasico problema de la akrasia es de la libertad de la voluntad, esto es, un conflicto adverso a la identificacion en el deseo de segundo orden.
But the problem he addresses has been known for millennia, often under the label of akrasia, or weakness of the will.
See Philip Pettit, Akrasia, Collective and Individual, in WEAKNESS OF WILL AND PRACTICAL IRRATIONALITY 68, 71-75 (Sarah Stroud & Christine Tappolet eds.
Heinroth had extended the philosophical concept of akrasia ('weakness of will') to acting in certain ways despite explicit intentions not to do so, such as eating chocolate, c.
Solving the question of how best to understand akrasia (if, as some contest, it is to be thought a psychological phenomenon distinct from ignorance, indecision, or cognitive dissonance), is far beyond the scope of our project.
To this basic problem it should also be added the lack of willpower of each single individual to spend a lot of efforts in political issues, what Aristotle, in the different context of in his Nicomachean Ethics, called akrasia.
The Stoic notion of akrasia, so vital to Coleridge's phenomenology of the human (yet oddly absent from Timar's account) names not just a pathological mechanism but, crucially, our concurrent awareness of that very fact.
As 'n Akrasia [Akrasia is the state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgment through weakness of will.
Curley analisa a rhesis de Medeia a luz de Euripides e Apolonio de Rodes, centrando-se nos topoi da akrasia, uma paralisacao da vontade; da modestia vs.
En otro horizonte conceptual este problema se parece al problema de la posibilidad de akrasia de la etica Nicomaquea que supone que puede haber una divergencia entre conocer una norma de accion y no actuar en conformidad con ella.
Aristoteles abordo la cuestion desde el analisis de la akrasia, la falta de dominio del incontinente, proponiendo una estructura silogistica que hiciera comprensible el error practico del mal, superando el intelectualismo socratico.