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Habit (hexis, habitus) has a long and rich history in philosophy. Often viewed as the enemy of thought. many different philosophical traditions have nonetheless made fruitful explorations of habits. Aristotle saw virtue as a habit, and in modernity, the Scottish moral philosophers, French spiritualism, phenomenology and pragmatism all rely on extensive accounts of habit. Recently, habit has gained a renewed interest, for habit brings together and deconstructs various classical opposites such as: mind and body, nature and nurture, individual and community, organism and habitat, behavior and cognition, and freedom and necessity. Moreover, habit plays a central role in many sciences such as psychology, pedagogics, anthropology, ecology, biology and the neurosciences.