Controvérsias acerca da vontade

Translated title of the contribution: Controversies about will

Márcio Amaral, Leonardo Fontenelle

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Will is a mental function that has been poorly studied in recent years. Therefore, we conducted a review about its philosophical backgrounds and the opinions of classical authors concerned with the theme. There is no consensus regarding the concepts of will and its disorders. Numerous inconsistencies were found in the proposed definitions. Further studies about psychopathology of will are still needed.

Translated title of the contributionControversies about will
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalJornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Aggression
  • Impulsiveness
  • Psychopathology
  • Urge
  • Volition
  • Will

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