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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.
 
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.
  
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/selfdeception_h.html Self-deception: Hypocrisy or Akrasia?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/selfdeception_h.html Self-deception: Hypocrisy or Akrasia?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/3h/why_our_kind_cant_cooperate Why Our Kind Can't Cooperate] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/d2/cached_procrastination/ Cached Procrastination] by [[jimrandomh]]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3h/why_our_kind_cant_cooperate Why Our Kind Can't Cooperate] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/d2/cached_procrastination/ Cached Procrastination] by [[jimrandomh]]
 
 
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Akrasia is the state of acting against one's better judgment. The 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

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