The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control

Second-Round Philosophy of Self-Control Grant Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our second-round grant competition:

 2016-2017 Philosophy of Self-Control Grant Winners

The rationality of self-control: Integrating perspectives from philosophy and decision theory

  • José Luis Bermúdez

The cornerstone of self-control.  A philosophical investigation into the role of mental time travel in overcoming temporal discounting.

  • Maria Erica Cosentino and Francesco Ferretti

Self-control through accountability to others

  • Katherine Hawley

Self-control, decision-making and mental effort

  • Stephen Kearns and Marcela Herdova

When self-control breaks down: Motor imagery and action initiation

  • Bence Nanay

 Executive and motivational self-control: How they interface and interact

  • Elisabeth Pacherie and Myrto Mylopoulous

Resisting the temptation of willpower

  • Sarah Paul and Jennifer Morton

Empathic self-control

  • David W. Shoemaker

Cluster Group Prize Winners

Winners for the first round of the Philosophy and Science of Self-Control Cluster Group Prize are:

  • Varieties of Normative Agency: Self-Control Beyond Will-Power and the Relevance of Personal Projects
    • Ludwig Jaskolla and Godehard Brüntrup, Munich School of Philosophy
  • Improving Ourselves as Moral Agents
    • Susanne Uusitalo, University of Turku
  • Theology and Psychology of Self-Control
    • Sarah A. Schnitker, Fuller Theological Seminary

A second competition for Cluster Group Prizes will take place next year, with an application deadline of July 1, 2016.

Philosophy of Self-Control and Integrated Science & Philosophy of Self-Control Grant Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of our grant competition:

2015-2016 Philosophy of Self-Control Grant Winners

Self-control, vigilance, and unintentional omissions

  • Robert Audi, Manuel Vargas, and Samuel Murray

Shaping our mental lives: On the possibility and value of mental self-control and mental self-regulation

  • Dorothea Debus

Children, self-control, and responsible agency

  • Meghan Griffith

The guilty brain: Self-control as executive function

  • William Hirstein, Katrina Sifferd, and Tyler Fagan

The subjective authority of intentions: Self-control in planning agents

  • Lilian O’Brien

Theories of self-control and the role of attention

  • Adina Roskies

The role of emotions in self-control

  • Andrea Scarantino

2015-2017 Integrated Science & Philosophy of Self-Control Grant Winners

Moral virtue and self-control

  • Roy F. Baumeister and Richard Holton

Efficient intentions: How control-beliefs shape self-control

  • Marcel Brass, Davide Rigoni, and Mario De Caro

Self-control and cooperation: Evolutionary, developmental and cross-cultural perspective

  • Yarrow Dunham, David Rand, Eric Mandelbaum, Katie McAuliffe

Epistemic improvement and the dynamics of bias: The role of belief in one’s introspective capabilities in guiding exposure control and strategic ignorance

  • James Friedrich and Sammy Basu

Integrated wholes versus fragmented parts: How construal level affects perceptions of the ‘real me’ and agency in self-control

  • Kentaro Fujita, Timothy Schroeder, Yaacov Trope

Self-control and conceptions of free will, desire and normative constraint: A cross-cultural developmental investigation

  • Alison Gopnik, John Campbell, and Tamar Kushnir

Applying moral pluralism to the study of self-control

  • Jesse Graham, John Doris, John Monterosso, Daphna Oyserman, Morteza Dehghani, Peter Meindl

Attentional control and self-control

  • Glyn Humphreys, Julian Savulescu, Jeanette Kennett, Neil Levy, Joshua Shepherd

Complementary benefits of first- and third-person perspectives for self-control

  • E.J. Masicampo, Kathleen Vohs, Shaun Nichols

Using connectomic imaging to investigate a (reformulated) muscle model of self-control

  • Chandra Sripada and John Jonides

Temptation and the self: Acceptance versus alienation as influencing self-control

  • Jennifer Veilleux and Eric Funkhouser