Managing Temptation: Comments on Chrisoula Andreou’s ‘Micromanagement and Poor Self-Control’

Authors

  • Timothy Luke Williamson University of Oxford, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v17i1.868

Abstract

In ‘Micromanagement and Poor Self-Control’, Chrisoula An-dreou argues that some cases of poor self-control are best understood as arising from poor self-management, in particular a kind of intrapersonal micromanagement. She argues that this furnishes us with a better understanding of those cases than the orthodox foreign force paradigm does (on which poor self-control amounts to diminished self-control). I argue that we cannot do without the foreign force paradigm to explain the cases that Andreou discusses. I suggest a both/and approach on which poor self-management and diminished self-control together explain poor self-control.

Author Biography

Timothy Luke Williamson, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Timothy Luke Williamson is a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at the Global Priorities Institute at the University of Oxford, as well as a Junior Research Fellow at St Cross College. He completed his PhD at the Australian National University. He works mainly on decision theory as it intersects both with ethics and metaphysics.

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Published

2024-06-29

How to Cite

Williamson, T. L. (2024). Managing Temptation: Comments on Chrisoula Andreou’s ‘Micromanagement and Poor Self-Control’. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 17(1), aa-aa. https://doi.org/10.23941/ejpe.v17i1.868