Plato on the attribution of conative attitudes

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Plato's Socrates famously claims that we want the good, rather than what we think good (Gorgias 468bd); he also claims that we desire things that we think are good, which are sometimes in fact bad (Meno 77de). Drawing on similarities between Plato's treatment of conative and cognitive attitudes, this paper shows how Plato's various accounts of the relationship between our conative attitudes and the good account for the norm-responsiveness of our conative attitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-162
Number of pages36
JournalArchiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie
Volume88
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Plato on the attribution of conative attitudes. / Kamtekar, Rachana -.

In: Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie, Vol. 88, No. 2, 07.2006, p. 127-162.

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