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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/6c/akrasia_hyperbolic_discounting_and_picoeconomics/ Akrasia, hyperbolic discounting, and picoeconomics] by [[ciphergoth]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/6c/akrasia_hyperbolic_discounting_and_picoeconomics/ Akrasia, hyperbolic discounting, and picoeconomics] by [[ciphergoth]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/16b/when_willpower_attacks/ When Willpower Attacks] by [[jimrandomh]] - How overly strong willpower can get you in trouble.
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/16b/when_willpower_attacks/ When Willpower Attacks] by [[jimrandomh]] - How overly strong willpower can get you in trouble.
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2q6/compartmentalization_in_epistemic_and/ Compartmentalization in epistemic and instrumental rationality] by [[Anna Salamon]]
 
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Akrasia is the state of acting against one's better judgment. Examples of akrasia include procrastination and inability to form strong cooperating communities.

Note that, for example, if you are procrastinating because it's not in your best interest to complete the task you are delaying, it is not a case of akrasia.

Blog posts

All Less Wrong posts tagged "Akrasia"

See also