Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44 (e32):17–18 (2021)

Juan Pablo Bermúdez
Universidad Externado De Colombia
In “Willpower with and without effort”, G. Ainslie advances our understanding of selfcontrol by theoretically unifying multiple forms of willpower. But one crucial question remains unanswered: How do agents pick the right forms of willpower in each situation? I argue that willpower requires tactical skill, which detects willpower-demanding contexts, selects context-appropriate tactics, and monitors their implementation. Research on tactical skill will significantly advance our understanding of willpower.
Keywords willpower  effort  self-regulation  flexibility  strategies  mental action
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DOI 10.1017/s0140525x20000898
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The Skill of Self-Control.Juan Pablo Bermúdez - 2021 - Synthese 199 (3-4):6251-6273.
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