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Título: The evaluative nature of the folk concepts of weakness and strength of will
Autor: Sousa, Paulo
Mauro, Carlos Eduardo Evangelisti
Palavras-chave: Blame
Credit
Evaluative Judgments
Folk Psychology
Weakness of Will
Strength of Will
Data: 2014
Editora: Taylor & Francis
Citação: SOUSA, Paulo; MAURO, Carlos Eduardo Evangelisti - The evaluative nature of the folk concepts of weakness and strength of will. Philosophical Psychology. ISSN 1465-394X. Vol. 28, n.º. 4 (2014), p. 487–509
Resumo: This article examines the evaluative nature of the folk concepts of weakness and strength of will and hypothesizes that their evaluative nature is strongly connected to the folk concepts of blame and credit. We probed how people apply the concepts of weakness and strength of will to prototypical and non-prototypical scenarios. While regarding prototypical scenarios the great majority applied these concepts according to the predictions following from traditional philosophical analyses. When presented with non-prototypical scenarios, people were divided. Some, against traditional analyses, did not apply these concepts, which we explain in terms of a clash of evaluations involving different sorts of blame and credit. Others applied them according to traditional analyses, which we explain in terms of a disposition to be reflective and clearly set apart the different sorts of blame and credit involved. Still others applied themin an inverseway, seemingly bypassing the traditional components resolutionand best judgment,whichwe explain in terms of a reinterpretation of the scenarios driven by an assumption that everyone knows deep inside that the best thing to do is to actmorally.This division notwithstanding,we claim that our results are largely supportive of traditional analyses (qua analyses of folk concepts).
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/14539
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