Title: Normative Implications of a Social Model of Self-Control
Commentator: Neil Levy
Chair: Jay Jian
Abstract: Normative beliefs have long been associated with self-control: it is often associated with both prudentiality and morality. Many competing accounts of the constitution of self-control have been proposed, from neuroreductionism to externalism and situationalism. Within the field of disability studies, the social model of disability is a prevalent way of accounting for the social construction of both ability and disability. In this paper, I examine self-control by utilizing the framework of the social model of disability, contrasting this with a neuroreductionist explanatory model for self-control. I ask, how do these models differ in terms of the normative implications they yield?