The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Mark D. White


after we fail to accomplish our pursuits, procrastination is usually the wrongdoer. yet how precisely is procrastination to be understood? it's been defined as imprudent, irrational, inconsistent, or even immoral, yet there was no sustained philosophical debate in regards to the subject.

This edited quantity starts off in at the activity of integrating the matter of procrastination into philosophical inquiry. the focal point is on exploring procrastination relating to organisation, rationality, and ethics-topics that philosophy is well-suited to deal with. Theoretically and empirically knowledgeable analyses are constructed and utilized with the purpose of laying off gentle on a vexing functional challenge that generates loads of frustration, remorse, and damage. many of the key questions which are addressed comprise the next: How do we learn procrastination in a manner that does justice to either its voluntary and its self-defeating dimensions? what sort of functional failing is procrastination? Is it a sort of weak spot of will? Is it the made of fragmented supplier? Is it a vice? Given the character of procrastination, what are the main promising coping strategies?

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