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PHIL 2550 Lecture 6: January 29
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PHIL 2550
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Joshua Shepard

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January 29, 2018
Moral motivation:
Philosophy of action; kinds of things agents are
What kind of actions are worthy
What is an action?
[example; standing up/sitting down (involves conscious decisions), jumping
jacks, eating, making an exchange (purchasing something), making a change
(rearranging your room, changing society), inner speech, dreaming (?),
solving problems, making a choice, applying logic to a situation,
breathing(?)]
[explanation: reasons? Mental state? Control? ; he stood up because his legs
were sore, he was breathing like that because he was stressed and he was
trying to calm himself]
[more general; involves/serves a purpose, desired outcome, voluntary,
koledge of hat you’re doig, DOING, association with an agent]
Is there something importantly different between a black hole and a human
agent?
What is motivation?
1) Motivation moves us to act, but is not itself action
2) Motivation is occurrent (current/ dispositional states) always playing a
role
3) Motivation is associated with certain feelings (energy, effort, urges,
yearigs, aersios, et…
Notion of control action
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January 29, 2018 Moral motivation: Philosophy of action; kinds of things agents are What kind of actions are worthy What is an action? [example; standing up/sitting down (involves conscious decisions), jumping jacks, eating, making an exchange (purchasing something), making a change (rearranging your room, changing society), inner speech, dreaming (?), solving problems, making a choice, applying logic to a situation, breathing(?)] [explanation: reasons? Mental state? Control? ; he stood up because his legs were sore, he was breathing like that because he was stressed and he was trying to calm himself] [more general; involves/serves a purpose, desired outcome, voluntary, knowledge of what youre doing, DOING, association with an agent] Is there something importantly different between a black hole and a human agent? What is motivation? 1) Motivation moves us to act, but is not itself action 2) Motivation is occurrent (current/ dispositional states) always playing a role 3) Motivation is associated with certain feelings (energy, effort, urges, yearnings, aversions, etc) Notion of control action
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