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Addiction and responsibility
Addiction and responsibility
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011.
Physical Description:
xii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Philosophical psychopathology : disorders of the mind
Introduction : the makings of a responsible addict / Jeffrey Poland and George Graham -- Drug addiction as incentive sensitization / Kent C. Berridge and Terry E. Robinson -- Free will as recursive self-prediction : does a deterministic mechanism reduce responsibility? / George Ainslie -- Addiction, responsibility, and ego depletion / Neil Levy -- Lowering the bar for addicts / Gideon Yaffe -- Decision-making capacity and responsibility in addiction / Louis C. Charland -- Addiction and criminal responsibility / Stephen J. Morse -- Grounding for understanding self-injury as addiction or (bad) habit / Nancy Nyquist Potter -- Contingency management treatments of drug and alcohol use disorders / Nancy M. Petry, Sheila M. Alessi, and Carla J. Rash -- Addiction, paradox, and the good I would / Richard Garrett -- What is it like to be an addict? / Owen Flanagan.
"Some contributors offer models of addiction-related phenomena, including theories of incentive sensitization, ego-depletion, and pathological affect; others address such traditional philosophical questions as free will and agency, mind-body, and other minds. Two essays, written by scholars who were themselves addicts, attempt to integrate first-person phenomenological accounts with the third-person perspective of the sciences. Contributors distinguish among moral responsibility, legal responsibility, and the ethical responsibility of clinicians and researchers. Taken together, the essays offer a forceful argument that we cannot fully understand addiction if we do not also understand responsibility"