Weakness of Will
Lecture no. 17 from the course: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature
Taught by Professor Daniel Breyer | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Have you ever eaten a donut when you knew you shouldn’t? Socrates would have been shocked! He didn’t think it was possible for people to act against their own best interest. Explore many potential explanations for why we sometimes do what we said we never would. Is it a question of a simple failure to follow through on our intentions, or could we be suffering from ego depletion?