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The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Chrisoula Andreou and Mark D. White


When we fail to achieve our goals, procrastination is often the culprit. But how exactly is procrastination to be understood? It has been described as imprudent, irrational, inconsistent, and even immoral, but there has been no sustained philosophical debate concerning the topic. This volume starts in on the task of integrating the problem of procrastination into philosophical inquiry. The focus is on exploring procrastination in relation to agency, rationality, and ethics—topics that philosophy is well suited to address. Theoretically and empirically informed analyses are developed and applie ... More

Keywords: agency, coping strategies, ethics, imprudence, procrastination, rationality, regret, self-defeating behavior, vice, weakness of will

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195376685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chrisoula Andreou, editor
University of Utah
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Mark D. White, editor
College of Staten Island, CUNY
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