Marshmallows and Moderation | University of Oxford

Marshmallows and Moderation

Speaker
Associate Professor Neil Levy
Event date
Event time
15:30 - 17:30
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

There is evidence that self-control is a character trait. This evidence seems inconsistent with the management approach I advocate, since that approach urges that we look to external props for self-control, not to states of the agent. In this lecture I argue, that contrary to appearances, we should hesitate to think that people high in what is known as trait self-control have any such character trait. In fact, properly understood the evidence concerning trait self-control supports the management approach.