Automotive Holiday Deals Books Gift Guide Books Gift Guide Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Prime Music Sweepstakes egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Luxury Beauty Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer cm15 cm15 cm15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $15 Off All-New Fire Kindle Voyage Cyber Monday Video Game Deals Shop Now HTL
Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality 1st Edition

1 customer review
ISBN-13: 978-0199235957
ISBN-10: 0199235953
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$8.90 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$61.00 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
22 New from $47.77 15 Used from $8.90
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student

Get Up to 80% Back Rent Textbooks
$61.00 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more | Shop now

Editorial Reviews


`Review from previous edition ...a valuable resource for anyone interested in the nature of rational action.' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

`... an attractive volume ... [which] represents an important contribution to action theory, philosophy of mind and moral psychology, and should be read by anyone who works in these areas.' Journal of Moral Philosophy

About the Author

Sarah Stroud is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University in Canada. Christine Tappolet is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Montreal in Canada.

Hero Quick Promo
Holiday Deals in Kindle Books
Save up to 85% on more than 1,000 Kindle Books. These deals are valid until November 30, 2015. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (February 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199235953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199235957
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.8 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,325,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Calhoun on April 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book presents a good variety of the different view of the will and states of the will such as akrasia or accidie. However, if the reader has no previous experience with the subjects, they will find this a difficult read and will need to invest the time to read and reread the articles to even begin to understand them, or else they will likely come away with misconceptions.

That being said, I definitely recommend this book to the specialists in this field, but would advise against it for anyone not familiar with these theories from the start.

Also, Sarah Stroud and Christine Tappolet have edited this book so that each occurance of an unnamed person (used in examples) is referred to as "she". This odd trendy use is somewhat distracting, and if Stroud and Tappolet would find the use of "he" in its place equally distracting, a neutered form should have been used (i.e. "the agent", "they", etc.). To refer to a subject as "she" in one part of the essay and refer to another example subject as "the agent" in another section goes against the purpose of the word "agent", which is purposefully gender neutral (as well as species-neutral).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality
This item: Weakness of Will and Practical Irrationality
Price: $61.00
Ships from and sold by