Neil Sinhababu előadása

A Tudománytörténet és Tudományfilozófia Kutatócsoport szeretettel meghív minden érdeklődőt Dr. Neil Sinhababu (National University of Singapore) április 11-én, 17 órától tartandó, "Humean Nature" című előadására.

I defend a Humean theory of motivation on which desire motivates all action and drives all practical reasoning.  First I lay out the significance for this view for metaethics. Then I lay out four properties of desire. It motivates action, causes pleasant and unpleasant emotions, directs our attention, and is intensified by more vivid images of things we associate with its objects. I argue for the Humean theory on the grounds that it allows us to elegantly explain a wide variety of psychological phenomena. These include the extent to which we succeed or fail in drawing conclusions in practical reasoning. I also offer a Humean, cognitivist, and externalist picture of moral judgment, and a new experientialist account of moral concepts.

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