Campus Units

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

11-2014

Journal or Book Title

Idealistic Studies

DOI

10.5840/idstudies2014111111

Abstract

This paper approaches Humean accounts of desire from a perspective relatively unexplored in contemporary moral theory, namely Hegel’s ethical thought. I contend that Hegel’s treatment of desire is, ultimately, somewhat more Humean than Hegel himself recognized. But Hegel also goes further than contemporary Humeans in recognizing the sociality of the normative domain, and this difference has important implications for the Humean thesis of desire-based reasons (DBR). I develop a Hegelian critique of DBR and conclude by outlining a distinctively Hegelian approach to understanding the normative import of desire.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published as Padgett Walsh, Kate. "A Hegelian Critique of Desire-Based Reasons." Idealistic Studies (2014). 10.5840/idstudies2014111111. Posted with permission.

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Idealistic Studies

Language

en

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