Thursday, September 03, 2009

Conversation Topic 07: Desires and End-Reasons

I am away from my blog for a couple of weeks. This is an experiment in posting some conversation topics while I am gone.

The two questions to answer relevant to the statement below is are:

• Is it true?

• Is it important?

(7) Desires are the only end-reasons for action that exist.


Emu Sam said...

I know of no other, but for this sort of statement I feel sure that I have not considered the matter enough.

I know of other reasons that people claim to exist. You list many of them and I think your reasons for discounting them are accurate.

Luke said...

This depends a great deal on what qualifies as an end-reason. I'm still trying to hunt down all the literature on this.