Deliberation, Motivation, and the Nature of Value
By (author) Bennett W. Helm
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Emotional Reason by Bennett W. Helm
Book DescriptionHow can we motivate ourselves to do what we think we ought? How can we deliberate about personal values and priorities? Bennett Helm argues that standard philosophical answers to these questions presuppose a sharp distinction between cognition and conation that undermines an adequate understanding of values and their connection to motivation and deliberation. Rejecting this distinction, Helm argues that emotions are fundamental to any account of value and motivation, and he develops a detailed alternative theory both of emotions, desires and evaluative judgements and of their rational interconnections. The result is an innovative theory of practical rationality and of how we can control not only what we do but also what we value and who we are as persons.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521039116
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bennett W. Helm
Love, Friendship, and the Self, Paperback (January 2012)
Bennett Helm presents a reexamination of our common understanding of ourselves as persons in light of the phenomena of love and friendship. He argues that the individualism that is implicit in that understanding cannot be sustained if we are to understand the kind of distinctively personal intimacy that love and friendship essentially involve.
Emotional Reason, Hardback (April 2001)» View all books by Bennett W. Helm
This book proposes an innovative theory of emotions, desires and evaluative judgements.
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Author Biography - Bennett W. Helm
Bennett Helm is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College.
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