Besires and the Motivation Debate

Theoria 74 (1):50-59 (2008)
Abstract:  This article addresses a number of difficulties and complications in the standard formulations of motivational internalism, and considers what besires might be in the light of those difficulties and complications. Two notions of besire are then distinguished, before considering how different kinds of motivational internalism and different conceptions of besire fare against the significant argument that we may be indifferent to the demands of morality without irrationality.
Keywords indifference  besires  morality  motivation
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