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The nature of desire

Author: Federico Lauria; Julien A Deonna
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Desires are central to our lives, yet we rarely understand them. What are they? And are they motivational or evaluative states? Should philosophy adopt an alternative picture entirely? Answering these questions is vital to a number of issues in philosophy of mind and ethics. This volume comprehensively explores this neglected, albeit crucial, dimension of the mind.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Deonna, Julien A.
Nature of desire.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016047086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Federico Lauria; Julien A Deonna
ISBN: 9780199370979 0199370974
OCLC Number: 974035593
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 346 pages)
Contents: The Nature of Desire; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction: Reconsidering Some Dogmas about Desires; Part I Conceptions of Desire; Evaluative Views: Desire and the Good; Chapter 1 Desire and the Good: In Search of the Right Fit; Chapter 2 Desire, Mental Force and Desirous Experience; Motivational Views: Desire and Action; Chapter 3 Desires without Guises: Why We Need Not Value What We Want; Chapter 4 Desires, Dispositions and the Explanation of Action; The Deontic Alternative: Desires, Norms, and Reasons Chapter 5 The "Guise of the Ought-to-Be": A Deontic View of the Intentionality of DesireChapter 6 Desires, Values and Norms; Chapter 7 Might Desires Be Beliefs about Normative Reasons for Action?; Empirical Perspectives: Desire, the Reward System, and Learning; Chapter 8 Empirical Evidence against a Cognitivist Theory of Desire and Action; Chapter 9 Learning as an Inherent Dynamic of Belief and Desire; Part II Desiderative Puzzles; Chapter 10 Desiderative Inconsistency, Moore's Paradox, and Norms of Desire; Chapter 11 Deliberation and Desire; Chapter 12 Introspection and the Nature of Desire
Responsibility: edited by Federico Lauria and Julien A. Deonna.

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