Intention and Weakness of Will

  title={Intention and Weakness of Will},
  author={Richard Holton},
I do not agree that this is the untutored view. Whenever I have asked non-philosophers what they take weakness of will to consist in, they have said things like this: weak-willed people are irresolute; they don’t persist in their intentions; they are too easily deflected from the path that they have chosen. My aim in this paper is to pursue this line of thought. I shall develop the idea that the central cases of weakness of will are best characterized not as cases in which people act against… CONTINUE READING