Selfless Desires

Nolan, Daniel P. (2006) Selfless Desires. Philosophy And Phenomenological Research, 73 3: 665-679. doi:10.1111/j.1933-1592.2006.tb00553.x

Author Nolan, Daniel P.
Title Selfless Desires
Journal name Philosophy And Phenomenological Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-8205
Publication date 2006-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2006.tb00553.x
Volume 73
Issue 3
Start page 665
End page 679
Total pages 15
Place of publication Hoboken NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
David Lewis’s unified theory of the contents of de se and de dicto attitudes faces a problem. Whether or not it is adequate for representing beliefs, it misrepresents the content of many of our desires, which rank possible outcomes in which the agent with the desire does not exist. These desires are shown to play a role in the rational explanation of action, and recognising them is important in our understanding of ourselves.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
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