Motivation by ideal

Philosophical Explorations 5 (2):89 – 103 (2002)
I offer an account of how ideals motivate us. My account suggests that although emulating an ideal is often rational, it can lead us to do irrational things.
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DOI 10.1080/10002002058538724
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J. David Velleman (1985). Practical Reflection. Philosophical Review 94 (1):33-61.
J. David Velleman (2000). From Self Psychology to Moral Philosophy. Philosophical Perspectives 14 (s14):349-377.

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