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dc.contributor.authorHenden, Edmund
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-26T09:16:02Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-28T11:05:41Z
dc.date.available2016-09-26T09:16:02Z
dc.date.available2017-04-28T11:05:41Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationHenden, E. Addiction, compulsion, and weakness of the will: A dual-process perspective. In: N. Heather & G. Segal (Eds.) Addiction and Choice. Rethinking the Relationship., Oxford University Press, 2016language
dc.identifier.isbn9780198727224
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10642/4823
dc.description.abstractHow should addictive behavior be explained? In terms of neurobiological illness and compulsion, or as a choice made freely, even rationally, in the face of harmful social or psychological circumstances? Some of the disagreement between proponents of the prevailing medical models and choice models in the science of addiction centres on the notion of “loss of control” as a normative characterization of addiction. In this article I examine two of the standard interpretations of loss of control in addiction, one according to which addicts have lost free will, the other according to which their will is weak. I argue that both interpretations are mistaken and propose therefore an alternative based on a dual-process approach. This alternative neither rules out a capacity in addicts to rationally choose to engage in drug-oriented behavior, nor the possibility that addictive behavior can be compulsive and depend upon harmful changes in their brains caused by the regular use of drugslanguage
dc.language.isoenlanguage
dc.publisherOxford University Presslanguage
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAddiction and Choice. Rethinking the Relationship;
dc.rightsThis is a manuscript of a chapter/article that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the forthcoming book "Addiction and Choice. Rethinking the Relationship" due for publication in 2016.language
dc.subjectAddictionslanguage
dc.subjectAddictslanguage
dc.subjectDrug uselanguage
dc.titleAddiction, compulsion, and weakness of the will: A dual-process perspectivelanguage
dc.typeChapterlanguage
dc.typePeer reviewedlanguage
dc.date.updated2016-09-26T09:16:02Z
dc.description.versionacceptedVersionlanguage
dc.identifier.cristin1385408
dc.source.isbn9780198727224


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