Marshmallows and Moderation | University of Oxford

Marshmallows and Moderation

Associate Professor Neil Levy
15:30 - 17:30
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BD

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Lectures and seminars
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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.