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2015 Leverhulme Lecture (1): Self-Control: A problem of self-management

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Self-control problems typically arise from conflicts between smaller sooner and larger later rewards. In this lecture I suggest that we often fail successfully to navigate these problems because of our commitment to a conception of ourselves as rational agents who answer questions about ourselves by looking to the world. Despite the attractions of this conception, I argue that it undermines efforts at self-control and thereby our capacity to pursue the ends we value. I suggest we think of self-control as a problem of self-management, whereby we manipulate ourselves. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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self-control | instant gratification | delayed gratification | self-control | instant gratification | delayed gratification | 2015-02-27

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Progress at Roker Pier, 1889 Progress at Roker Pier, 1889

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bridge | bridge | roof | roof | sea | sea | sky | sky | people | people | abstract | abstract | blur | blur | stone | stone | wall | wall | stairs | stairs | standing | standing | fence | fence | scrapbook | scrapbook | design | design | pier | pier | construction | construction | rocks | rocks | waves | waves | transformation | transformation | post | post | harbour | harbour | crane | crane | path | path | mark | mark | piers | piers | tide | tide | debris | debris | wheels | wheels | transport | transport | grain | grain | platform | platform | progress | progress | rail | rail | ground | ground | vessel | vessel | social | social | cargo | cargo | structure | structure | soil | soil | doorway | doorway | frame | frame | granite | granite | change | change | blocks | blocks | unusual | unusual | signal | signal | victorians | victorians | wagons | wagons | fascinating | fascinating | digitalimage | digitalimage | sunderland | sunderland | opened | opened | observing | observing | railwaytracks | railwaytracks | layed | layed | 1880s | 1880s | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | victorianera | victorianera | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | concreteblocks | concreteblocks | rokerpier | rokerpier | chiefengineer | chiefengineer | foundationstone | foundationstone | aberdeengranite | aberdeengranite | concretecement | concretecement | september1885 | september1885 | may1889 | may1889 | riverwearcommissioners | riverwearcommissioners | henryhaywake | henryhaywake | riverwearcommission | riverwearcommission | £290000 | £290000 | railwayscivilengineering | railwayscivilengineering | 2800feetlong | 2800feetlong | 23september1903 | 23september1903

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Progress at Roker Pier, 1889

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View of Roker Pier under construction, showing progress by May 1889 (TWAM ref. 3768/8). This shows the railway tracks used by wagons to transport the granite and concrete blocks used in the construction of the Pier. This set of images relates to Roker Pier, Sunderland and is taken from a scrapbook kept by Henry Hay Wake, chief engineer to the River Wear Commission. Henry Wake designed Roker Pier and also oversaw its construction from beginning to end. The Pier' s foundation stone was laid in September 1885 and it was formally opened on 23 September 1903. The Pier is 2,800 feet long and was built of Aberdeen granite and concrete cement at a total cost of 290,000. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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rokerpier | sunderland | riverwearcommissioners | crane | railwayscivilengineering | 1880s | victorianera | victorians | piers | harbour | construction | industrialheritage | abstract | social | change | progress | transformation | may1889 | railwaytracks | wagons | wheels | cargo | transport | granite | concreteblocks | pier | scrapbook | henryhaywake | chiefengineer | riverwearcommission | design | foundationstone | layed | september1885 | opened | 23september1903 | 2800feetlong | aberdeengranite | concretecement | 290000 | digitalimage | debris | stone | rocks | soil | path | ground | unusual | fascinating | fence | post | blocks | stairs | rail | doorway | bridge | platform | roof | wall | structure | frame | people | sea | waves | tide | sky | blackandwhitephotograph | mark | grain | vessel | blur | observing | standing | signal

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