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acrasia

An obsolete term for a lack of self-control; disinhibition.
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(41) See, for instance, Coates, "Rational Epistemic Akrasia"; Wedgwood, "Justified Inference"; Lasonen-Aarnio, "Higher-Order Evidence and the Limits of Defeat"; Christensen, "Dis-agreement, Drugs, etc."; Worsnip, "The Conflict of Evidence and Coherence"; Weatherson, "Do Judgments Screen Evidence?"
In his treatment of akrasia "of the spirit" ([phrase omitted]) he writes:
"Self-Deception, Akrasia and Irrationality." Social Science Information 19 (1980): 905-22.
Cases of epistemic akrasia, however, also raise worries concerning doxastic rationality.
It may fairly be said that the discussion of akrasia in VII.
By contrast with modern 'positive mental attitude' approaches--which strive to un-imagine imaginary conditions, reverse hysterical disorders, and expel 'mental germs'--Coue's efforts were directed at achieving command over oneself: arousing the will to live, increasing self-responsibility (addressing akrasia), increasing proactive initiative (addressing aboulia), activating natural healing processes (vis medicatrix natum), arousing latent neurochemical and neurobiological resources (see Frisaldi, et al.
We use their akrasia as evidence of their possession of character traits on which we pass independent judgment --sloth, gluttony, greed, narcissism, cowardice, etc.
As 'n Akrasia [Akrasia is the state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgment through weakness of will.
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.
On the topic of rationality in the play, see also the argument of Rickert 1987 against akrasia in Medea's motivation.