Hume's Theory of Motivation

Hume Studies 15 (1):163-183 (1989)

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The paper defends a humean account of motivating desires as introspectible causes of actions against objections raised by b stroud and t nagel. Hume's doctrine of the calm passions and the incorrigibility thesis are discussed and defended with reference to conscious desires. The account is then extended to cover unconscious motivation as well.
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DOI 10.1353/hms.2011.0513
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