2017年02月14日13時07分 に初出の投稿

河本孝之Takayuki Kawamoto

Last modified: 2017-02-14 13:07:28

More fundamentally, the common, monolithic definition of willpower distracts us from finer-grained dimensions of self-control and runs the danger of magnifying harmful myths—like the idea that willpower is finite and exhaustible. To borrow a phrase from the philosopher Ned Block, willpower is a mongrel concept, one that connotes a wide and often inconsistent range of cognitive functions. The closer we look, the more it appears to unravel. It’s time to get rid of it altogether.

Is Willpower a Finite Resource, or a Myth?

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