"Alfred Mele here caps, or continues, an impressive sequence of well-argued monographs on connected topics by one that is commendably brief. It offers at once a reconsideration that touches on recent developments, and a summing-up that resumes past discussions. The result will be welcome, and can be widely recommended. It includes well-developed arguments against what can seem two plausible claims, that backsliding is always compulsive, and that one cannot be effectively motivated to adopt a strategy to weaken the force of what is currently one's strongest motivation." --Mind
About the Author
Alfred R. Mele is the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. He is the author of six previous OUP books: Irrationality (1987), Springs of Action (1992), Autonomous Agents (1995), Motivation and Agency (2003), Free Will and Luck (2006), and Effective Intentions (2009). He also is the editor of The Philosophy of Action (OUP 1997) and a coeditor of four other OUP volumes: Mental Causation (1993), The Oxford Handbook of Rationality (2004), Rationality and the Good (2007), and Free Will and Consciousness: How Might They Work? (2010).