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Desire : its role in practical reason and the explanation of action

Author: G F Schueler
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Does action always arise out of desire? G. F. Schueler examines this hotly debated topic in philosophy of action and moral philosophy, arguing that once two senses of "desire" are distinguished -  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G F Schueler
ISBN: 0262193558 9780262193559
OCLC Number: 30473781
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: xi, 223 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. What Are Desires? Some Examples of Desires. Nagel's "Motivated" and "Unmotivated" Desires. Two Senses of "Desire" Platts's Taxonomy of Desires --
2. Desires as Justifying Reasons: Part 1, Internal Reasons. Internal Reasons and the Desire/Belief Model of Agents' Reasons. The Distinction between Justifying and Explaining Reasons. Williams's Argument against Distinguishing Justifying and Explaining Reasons --
3. Desires as Justifying Reasons: Part 2, Reason-Providing Desires and the Practical Syllogism. Schiffer's "Reason-Providing Desires" Are "Reason-Providing Desires" Really Reason-Providing? The Practical Syllogism. The Role of Desires Proper in Practical Reason --
4. Desires in the Explanation of Actions: Part 1, Desires as Causes of Action. Goldman's Analysis of Desire/Belief Explanations. Dretske's Account of Belief. Dretske's Causal Analysis of Desire/Belief Explanations. The Reward Thesis. The Problem of Multiple Motives.
Responsibility: G. F. Schueler.

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