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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Identification and externality

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Feminist Ethics in Normative Ethics. Deception in Applied Ethics. This essay challenges the widely accepted principle that a person is morally responsible for what he has done only if he could have done otherwise. Is our fast and easy way with the facts actually crippling us? Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner’s capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not.

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But we tend to take the situation ifentification granted. Higher-Order Desire in Philosophy of Mind. Thought Insertion, Ownership and Context-Integration. The Nature of Contents in Philosophy of Mind.

The Policy-Based Approach to Identification. Alternative Possibilities in Philosophy of Action. Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. We need to direct frznkfurt at any rate to believe that we are directing ourselves—in thoughtful conformity to stable and appropriate norms.

Really, what’s the use of truth, anyway? No animal other than man, however, appears to have the capacity for reflective self-evaluation that is manifested in the formation of second-order desires.

Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. Semi-Compatibilism in Philosophy of Action. One of the most influential of contemporary philosophers, Harry Frankfurt has made major contributions to the philosophy of action, moral psychology, and the study of Descartes. Some people won’t even acknowledge “true” and “false” as meaningful categories, and even those who claim to love truth cause the rest of us to wonder whether they, too, aren’t simply full of it.

And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of identifocation it means to us. Some of the essays develop lines of thought found in the earlier volume. 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.


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Be alerted of all new items appearing on this page. It is more or less customary to identify the point of practical reasoning or deliberation simply as a matter of figuring out how to attain whatever goal it is that we want to reach. History of Western Philosophy.

Restrictions pro authors only online only open access only published only filter by language Configure languages here. Theories of Free Will in Philosophy of Action. The Will in Philosophy of Action. Sign in Create an account. They are capable of wanting to be different, in their preferences and purposes, from what they are. Added to PP index Total downloads 23of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Having outlined a theory of bullshit and falsehood, Harry G. Agency in Philosophy of Action.