Addiction and Weakness of Will

2014.07. : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lubomira Radoilska, Addiction and Weakness of Will, Oxford University Press, 2013, 148pp., $59.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780199641963.
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2014.07. : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lubomira Radoilska, Addiction and Weakness of Will, Oxford University Press, 2013, 148pp., $59.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780199641963. Reviewed by Neil Levy, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health/Oxford Centre for Neuroethics This book is published in Oxford University Press's International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry series, which may lead the reader to expect it to be concerned with addiction as a psychiatric problem and to engage with the large body of clinical and empirical work on the topic. That expectation would be disappointed: Lubomira Radoilska is interested in addiction only insofar as it serves to illustrate problems arising when agents fail to act as they judge they ought. Indeed, there is relatively little discussion of addiction in the book, and when it does appear it is in the guise of literary accounts, which almost certainly depart significantly from the reality of addiction. . .

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