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Plato & Akrasia: Further Resources


  • Aristotle (2009) Nichomachean Ethics, translated by D. Ross, revised by L. Brown (Oxford: Oxford University Press), Book VII, Chapters 1-10
  • Cooper, J. (1999) Reason and Emotion: Essays on Ancient Moral Psychology and Ethical Theory (Princeton: Princeton University Press), Chapter 4
  • Davidson, D (1980) ‘How is Weakness of Will Possible?’ in his Essays on Actions and Events (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • Hume, D. (2000) A Treatise of Human Nature, edited by D. Norton and M. Norton (Oxford: Oxford University Press), Book III, Part 1, Section 1
  • Kahn, C. (1996) Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), Chapter 8
  • Irwin, T. (1995) Plato’s Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press), Chapters 6 and 13
  • Mackie, J. L. (1980) Hume’s Moral Theory (London: Routledge), Chapters 3 and 4
  • Morris, M (2006) ‘Akrasia in the Protagoras and the Republic’, Phronesis, Vol: 51, 195-229