A New Theory on “Weakness of Will”

The problem call akrasia (or weakness of will) has been around since at least Ancient Greece. Artistotle famously defined it in a particular and popular way. Recently, Nomy Arply, in Unprincipled Virtue, defined it the opposite way.

I have decided both these concepts of so-called weakness of will are incorrect. In fact, what we know as weakness of will is actually succumbing to “evil” born of, well, the Devil, who does not tempt but rather orders. Those who have practice in defiance, activism, advocacy, and non-compliance of unjust orders (or who simply think through things themselves) are the winners. The Devil is always the loser, for the Devil is the one with the weak will.

Author: Jennifer Lawson

Philosopher. That is all.

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