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By Jeffrey Poland,George Graham

Addictive habit threatens not only the addict's happiness and overall healthiness but additionally the welfare and healthiness of others. It represents a lack of self-discipline and a number of different cognitive impairments and behavioral deficits. An addict might say, "I could not aid myself." yet questions come up: are we chargeable for our addictions? And what duties do others need to aid us? This quantity bargains a variety of views on habit and accountability and the way the 2 are sure jointly. individual individuals -- from theorists to clinicians, from neuroscientists and psychologists to philosophers and felony students -- speak about those questions in essays utilizing a number of conceptual and investigative instruments. a few participants supply types of addiction-related phenomena, together with theories of incentive sensitization, ego-depletion, and pathological impact; others deal with such conventional philosophical questions as unfastened will and service provider, mind-body, and different minds. essays, written via students who have been themselves addicts, try to combine first-person phenomenological debts with the third-person point of view of the sciences. members distinguish between ethical accountability, obligation, and the moral accountability of clinicians and researchers. Taken jointly, the essays supply a forceful argument that we won't absolutely comprehend habit if we don't additionally comprehend responsibility.

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