Southern Journal of Philosophy 34 (1):43--63 (1996)

Bennett W. Helm
Franklin and Marshall College
To identify oneself with something is for it to be a source of meaning and worth in one's life. Normally such identification is constituted by a certain holistic rational pattern both in one's judgments and will and in one's emotions and desires. However, one's identity can be fragmented into conflicting sources of meaning when the pattern in one's judgments becomes disconnected from that in one's emotions. By analyzing these kinds of fragmentation, I articulate some of the rational connections there are between emotional attitudes and evaluative judgments and so ultimately the kinds of accord or integrity that are possible for persons.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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ISBN(s) 0038-4283
DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.1996.tb00775.x
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