abulia


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abulia

[ā′bü·lē·ə]
(psychology)
Loss of ability to make decisions.
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One of his roommates delivers a drug--very reminiscent of DeLillo's pill that cured the fear of death in White Noise--which will cure abulia.
A modern interpretation of this condition suggests the diagnosis of abulia, (14) literally meaning "absence of will.
He establishes a mystical hermeneutic for the Quijote in order to confront the well-known abulia or "paralysis of the will" of the period, and to remedy a contemporary and prevalent materialist perception of the universe, a view which he intuited was hemorrhaging life from the soul of Spain.
Graham wants to show how neurasthenia and abulia (indecision or lack of will) governed the brothers James, while indicating their interest in theories as diverse as pragmatism, phalanstery (socialist housing), and the second law of thermodynamics.
Si antes se encontraba en un estado de abulia, de no saber que hacer, ni a donde dirigirse, ahora ya sabe que tiene que actuar, aunque todavia se siente un poco debil.