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Breakdown of will / George Ainslie.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.Description: xi, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 052159300X (hbk.)
  • 0521596947 (pbk.)
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 153.8 21
LOC classification:
  • BF611 .A295 2001
Online resources:
Contents:
Introduction -- The Dichotomy at the root of decision science: do we make choices by desire or by judgements -- The warp in how we evaluate the future -- The warp can create involuntary behaviors: pains, hungers, emotions -- The elementary interaction of interests -- Sophisticated bargaining among internal interests -- The subjective experience of intertemporal bargaining -- Getting evidence about a nonlinear motivational system -- The downside of willpower -- An efficient will undermines appetite --The need to maintain appetite eclipses the will.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-246) and indexes.

Introduction -- The Dichotomy at the root of decision science: do we make choices by desire or by judgements -- The warp in how we evaluate the future -- The warp can create involuntary behaviors: pains, hungers, emotions -- The elementary interaction of interests -- Sophisticated bargaining among internal interests -- The subjective experience of intertemporal bargaining -- Getting evidence about a nonlinear motivational system -- The downside of willpower -- An efficient will undermines appetite --The need to maintain appetite eclipses the will.

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