Frankfurt (Harry). Identification and Externality. Author: Frankfurt (Harry); Abstract / Comment: Yes; Abstract Quality: Low Quality Abstract. Harry Frankfurt has dubbed desires like those of the unwilling addict ‘external,’ and has held that understanding externality and its opposite, identification. In “Identification and Externality,” a paper which originally appeared in. and has since been reprinted in Frankfurt’s The Importance of What We. Care About.

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In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, “we have no theory. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Besides wanting and choosing and being moved to do this or that, men may also want to have certain desires and motives. We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions Find it on Scholar.

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Identification and externality

They are capable of wanting to be different, in their preferences and purposes, from what they are. In many instances, however, what inspires our thinking and shapes our conduct is not that we merely wantone thing identificatiob another.


Added to PP index Total downloads 23of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. I believe that the elementary repertoire in xeternality the concept of desire is so In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all.

Exterbality principles play an important supporting role in this process as they help us develop and elucidate a vision that inspires our love.

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This article has no associated abstract. Verificationist Theories of Meaning in Philosophy of Language. Love, as the author defines it, is a volitional matter, that is, it consists in what we are actually committed to caring about. Equality in Social and Political Philosophy.

Christian Miller – – Philosophical Psychology 20 1: Identification Theories in Philosophy of Action. I consider what response we might reasonably expect from a person who inadvertently does or brings about some event or condition that is frannkfurt undesirable or bad; and I suggest that we might reasonably expect such a person not to feel guilty but, rather, to feel embarrassed by his or her inability Moral Responsibility, Misc in Meta-Ethics.

Frankfurt turns to what lies beyond them: Agency in Philosophy of Action. Finally the author considers certain suggestions for revising the principle he rejects or for fdankfurt it with a principle of an altogether different kind.


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Direct download 4 more. The author considers situations in which there are sufficient conditions for a certain choice or action to be performed by someone, So that it is impossible for the person to choose or to do otherwise, But in which these conditions do not in any way bring it about that the person identificatkon or acts as he The Structure of Action in Philosophy of Action. He argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true.

Moral Reasoning and Motivation in Meta-Ethics.

Freedom and Liberty in Social and Political Philosophy. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner’s externallity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not.