Philosophical Studies:1-22 (forthcoming)

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Kyle H. Blumberg
Australian Catholic University
John Hawthorne
Australian Catholic University
Abstract
In this paper, we propose a novel account of desire reports, i.e. sentences of the form 'S wants p'. Our theory is partly motivated by Phillips-Brown's (2021) observation that subjects can desire things even if those things aren't best by the subject's lights. That is, being best isn't necessary for being desired. We compare our proposal to existing theories, and show that it provides a neat account of the central phenomenon.
Keywords desire reports  alternative sensitivity  logic of desire  decision theory
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-021-01707-z
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The Logic of Decision.Richard C. Jeffrey - 1965 - University of Chicago Press.
Risk and Rationality.Lara Buchak - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
A New Hope.Kyle H. Blumberg & John Hawthorne - forthcoming - Journal of Philosophy.
Two Ways to Want?Ethan Jerzak - 2019 - Journal of Philosophy 116 (2):65-98.

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