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Alfred R. Mele

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156171

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019515617X.001.0001

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Motivation and Desire

Motivation and Desire

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(p.13) 1 Motivation and Desire
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Motivation and Agency
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Alfred R. Mele (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019515617X.003.0002

Introduces some terminology and important distinctions. Terms defined include “action–desire,” “motivational base,” and “motivation‐encompassing attitudes.” Among the distinctions drawn are: occurrent vs. standing desires, intrinsic vs. extrinsic desires, and desires vs. intentions. Other topics examined include direction of fit and the connection between motivation and desire.

Keywords:   action–desire, attitude, desire, direction of fit, intention, motivation, motivational base

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