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Книга price, fact, and wish price, fact, and hope Книги Психология, философия Автор: Fay Fransella Год издания: 2005 Формат: pdf Издат.:Wiley Страниц: 308 Размер: 1,5 Mb ISBN: 0470013230 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:What is the character of worth and the way will we have wisdom of it? Is anything priceless simply because we hope it or will we hope it since it is effective? those are the basic questions addressed and replied during this publication. Graham Oddie argues that there are mind-independent irreducible factsabout worth, that are causally efficacious, and that we've got wisdom of price by way of experiential acquaintance. an individual operating in ethics and metaphysics will locate price, truth, and need a hugely unique and worthwhile contribution.

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32 JUDGEMENT AND DESIRE requires is that there be two broad classes of mental states: beliefs and desires. Furthermore, beliefs and desires satisfy an independence thesis: Independence: For any belief B and any desire set D, the possession of belief B is logically compatible with both the possession and the non-possession of desires in D. For the moment, grant that this independence thesis is true. Internalism tells us that the endorsement (or sincere affirmation) of a particular value judgement is necessarily accompanied by the appropriate desire.

Like the débutante who makes a successful match, they forfeit their names, they have an adjunct status, their identity is absorbed, and thereafter they are rendered virtually invisible. Philosophers are fond of reducing things, and I have to confess that I share that fondness (Oddie 2001d ). There is no shortage of 18 REALITY AND VALUE reductionist accounts of this or that. As we have seen, idealism about the physical world is a species of reductionism—the reduction of the physical to the mental.

It does not follow that experiences of value are all and one desires. Are they? I want to leave that open here. Maybe all experiences of value are either desires or contain a desiderative component.

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