Some lessons one philosopher drew from thinking about wanting and liking – Richard Holton (University of Cambridge)

October 22, 2021 @ 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Zoom meeting
Yasmin Fouani-Eckstein

This talk will reflect on some lessons learnt from working with Kent Berridge on addiction and the wanting/liking distinction. In particular I will be talking about the signficance of wanting; the distinction between its presentation as a dispositional and as an occurrent state; the role of higher order desires; the role of self-control; and the possible role of pleasure. It will be a little short on firm conclusions, except those concerning how much remains unclear.

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