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New PDF release: Addiction and Responsibility (Philosophical Psychopathology)

By Jeffrey Poland,George Graham

Addictive habit threatens not only the addict's happiness and overall healthiness but in addition the welfare and health and wellbeing of others. It represents a lack of self-discipline and numerous different cognitive impairments and behavioral deficits. An addict might say, "I could not aid myself." yet questions come up: are we accountable for our addictions? And what tasks do others need to support us? This quantity deals various views on habit and accountability and the way the 2 are sure jointly. unusual participants -- from theorists to clinicians, from neuroscientists and psychologists to philosophers and felony students -- speak about those questions in essays utilizing numerous conceptual and investigative instruments. a few members supply versions of addiction-related phenomena, together with theories of incentive sensitization, ego-depletion, and pathological have an effect on; others deal with such conventional philosophical questions as unfastened will and business enterprise, mind-body, and different minds. essays, written by way of students who have been themselves addicts, try to combine first-person phenomenological debts with the third-person standpoint of the sciences. participants distinguish between ethical accountability, obligation, and the moral accountability of clinicians and researchers. Taken jointly, the essays supply a forceful argument that we won't totally comprehend dependancy if we don't additionally comprehend responsibility.

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