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Surrounding Self-Control$
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Alfred R. Mele

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780197500941

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780197500941.001.0001

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Self-Control, Cooperation, and Intention’s Authority

Self-Control, Cooperation, and Intention’s Authority

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(p.315) 17 Self-Control, Cooperation, and Intention’s Authority
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Surrounding Self-Control
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Lilian O’Brien

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197500941.003.0017

In this chapter the author defends a novel view of the relationships among intention for the future, self-control, and cooperation. The author argues that when an agent forms an intention for the future she comes to regard herself as criticizable if she does not act in accordance with her intention. In contexts where the agent has inclinations that run contrary to her unrescinded intention, her disposition for reflexive criticism helps her to resist these inclinations. Such intentions have, the author argues, a built-in mechanism for exercising self-control. The author goes on to argue that this mechanism can also function as a mechanism for cooperative behavior. Agents are not just equipped to abide by plans for the future, they are also thereby equipped for exercising self-control and for cooperating.

Keywords:   intention, self-control, cooperation, shared intention, planning agency

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