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Patrick McKearney and Nicholas H.A. Evans

Chapter 1. Trigger Warnings: Danger, Desire, and Declensions of the Will in Eating Disorders Treatment
Rebecca J. Lester

Chapter 2. Three Problems with the Addiction as Akrasia Thesis that Ethnography Can Solve
Darin Weinberg

Chapter 3. To Live Like ‘People’: Drinking and Weakness of Will Among the Runa of the Ecuadorian Amazon
Francesca Mezzenzana

Chapter 4. Prayer, Demons, and Akratic Sublation
Jon Bialecki

Chapter 5. Troubleshooting Humans: Modelling the Pathways to Inertia, Backsliding, and Moral Transgression on Indonesia’s Hypnotherapy Circuit
Nicholas J. Long

Chapter 6. The ‘Replication’ of Caste as a Form of Collective Akrasia
Ivan Deschenaux

Chapter 7. Is Grit Irrational for Akratic Agents?
Lubomira Radoilska

Chapter 8. Relational Akrasia: Care and the Distribution of Action
Patrick McKearney

Richard Holton


Against Better Judgment

Akrasia in Anthropological Perspectives

Edited by Patrick McKearney and Nicholas H. A. Evans

Afterword by Richard Holton

204 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80539-000-8 Hb Published (June 2023)

eISBN 978-1-80539-001-5 eBook