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Addiction as a disorder of belief

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Addiction is almost universally held to be characterized by a loss of control over drug-seeking and consuming behavior. But the actions of addicts, even of those who seem to want to abstain from drugs, seem to be guided by reasons. In this paper, I argue that we can explain this fact, consistent with continuing to maintain that addiction involves a loss of control, by understanding addiction as involving an oscillation between conflicting judgments. I argue that the dysfunction of the mesolim...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10539-014-9434-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Funding agency for:
Levy, N
Grant:
086041/Z/08/Z
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Biology and Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
3
Pages:
337-355
Publication date:
2014-05-01
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EISSN:
1572-8404
ISSN:
0169-3867
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-01-16

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