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Author Hanson, Craig
Title Thinking about Addiction : Hyperbolic Discounting and Responsible Agency
Imprint Amsterdam : BRILL, 2009
©2009
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Descript 1 online resource (154 pages)
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Series Social Philosophy Ser. ; v.209
Social Philosophy Ser
Note Intro -- THINKING ABOUT ADDICTION: Hyperbolic Discounting and Responsible Agency -- CONTENTS -- Editorial Foreword -- Guest Foreword: Philosophy and Addiction -- Acknowledgments -- ONE Philosophical Perspectives on Theories of Addiction -- TWO Addiction from the Behavioral Economist's Point of View -- THREE Ainsliean Selves -- FOUR Self-Deception -- FIVE Toward the Rationality of Bundling -- SIX Responsibility -- SEVEN Responsibility in a Reductionist Model -- WORKS CITED -- ABOUT THE AUTHORS -- INDEX -- VIBS
What is addiction? Why do some people become addicted while others do not? Is the addict rational? In this book, Craig Hanson attempts to answer these questions and more. Using insights from the beginnings of philosophy to contemporary behavioral economics, Hanson attempts to assess the variety of ways in which we can and cannot, understand addiction. Special consideration is given to a challenging (and controversial) proposal dubbed "hyperbolic discounting." Hanson proposes some modifications to the hyperbolic discounting view that permit it to explain not only addiction, but also a variety of psychological maladies, such as self-deception
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hanson, Craig Thinking about Addiction : Hyperbolic Discounting and Responsible Agency Amsterdam : BRILL,c2009 9789042026629
Subject Substance abuse -- Psychological aspects.;Compulsive behavior -- Psychological aspects
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Alt Author Ainslie, George
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