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  • The cases of faulty action will be, either when the Machinery is perfect but wrongly directed, as in the case of a deliberate crime, or when the direction given by the Reason is right but the Will does not move in accordance with that direction, in other words, when the Machinery is out of order; as in the case of the [Greek: akrates] -- video meliora proboque, Deteriora sequor.

    Ethics 384 BC-322 BC Aristotle

  • The [Greek: akrates] is he whose appetites constantly prevail over his reason and previous good resolutions.

    Ethics 384 BC-322 BC Aristotle

  • (Greek, _akrates_, "incontinent.") _Acra'tes_ (3 _syl_.), Incontinence personified in _The Faëry Queen_, by Spenser.

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook Ebenezer Cobham Brewer 1853


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  • One afflicted by akrasia.

    October 21, 2007