Motivation by ideal

Philosophical Explorations 5 (2):89 – 103 (2002)
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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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J. David Velleman (1999). A Rational Superego. Philosophical Review 108 (4):529-558.
J. David Velleman (1999). A Rational Superego. Philosophical Review 108 (4):529 - 558.

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