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What Desires Are Not

Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder

in In Praise of Desire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199348169
eISBN:
9780199348183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348169.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Desires are neither essentially motivational states nor essentially emotional states. Habits and other phenomena show that motivation can exist without desire; thought experiments, such as Galen ... More


What Desires Are

Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder

in In Praise of Desire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199348169
eISBN:
9780199348183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348169.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

To intrinsically desire that P is to be in a state that is both a natural kind and that causes the effects (motivational, emotional, and cognitive) associated with intrinsically desiring that P, ... More


Five Properties of Desire

Neil Sinhababu

in Humean Nature: How desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198783893
eISBN:
9780191826542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783893.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 2 presents five properties of desire which will be used in psychological explanations throughout the rest of the book. Desire motivates action when combined with a belief about how to attain ... More


Desire and Pleasure

Neil Sinhababu

in Humean Nature: How desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198783893
eISBN:
9780191826542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783893.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Desire causes pleasant or unpleasant feelings when we have various kinds of thoughts about its object. Chapter 3 shows how this Hedonic Aspect of desire is manifested in the feeling of obligation, in ... More


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