Thomas Reid: Motives and the Anatomy of the Mind

Thomas Reid: Motives and the Anatomy of the Mind

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The next two chapters deal with the relation between principles of action and moral liberty. In chapter four, I examine two arguments Reid uses to argue that motives function as advice and not as necessary causes. In chapter five, I defend and evaluate Reid's possible answer to the problem of explaining the agent's choice between motives.In some passages (like EAP 150), Reid points out that even brute animals might be kindly affected towards the person who cares for them. Reida#39;s point is that the feeling of gratitude and desire for good of the object of our affection is natural and basic. ... Indeed, in Essay V, chapter V, towards the end of his book, he explainsanbsp;...

Title:Thomas Reid: Motives and the Anatomy of the Mind
Author: Esther Kroeker
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007

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