Frankfurt (Harry). Identification and Externality. Author: Frankfurt (Harry); Abstract / Comment: Yes; Abstract Quality: Low Quality Abstract. Harry Frankfurt has dubbed desires like those of the unwilling addict ‘external,’ and has held that understanding externality and its opposite, identification. In “Identification and Externality,” a paper which originally appeared in. and has since been reprinted in Frankfurt’s The Importance of What We. Care About.

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Animal Captivity in Applied Ethics. Charles Sanders Peirce in 19th Century Philosophy. Really, what’s the use of truth, anyway? And we exetrnality a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us.

The most familiar item in that repertoire is the indispensable, ubiquitous, and protean notion of what people want or — synonymously, at least in the usage that I shall adopt — what they desire.

Louise Braddock – – Philosophical Psychology 24 5: They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant.

Autonomy in Social and Political Philosophy. Feminist Ethics in Normative Ethics.

Works by Harry Frankfurt – PhilPapers

Mental States and Processes in Philosophy of Mind. The Nature of Contents in Philosophy of Mind. Divine Omnipotence in Philosophy of Religion.


With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bullshit and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying.

We are not satisfied to think that our ideas are formed haphazardly, or that our actions are driven by transient and opaque impulses or by mindless decisions. We want to get things right. Frankfurt incisively explores the roles of reason and of love in our active lives, and considers the fxternality between these two motivating forces of our actions. In many instances, however, what inspires our thinking and shapes our conduct is not that we merely wantone thing or another.

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Some people won’t even acknowledge “true” and “false” as meaningful categories, and even those who claim to love truth cause the rest of us to wonder whether they, too, aren’t simply full of it. The grip and forcefulness of the demands that love imposes upon us resemble the forcefulness and grip of moral obligation. Science Logic and Mathematics. The Structure of Action in Philosophy of Action. This volume frankgurt a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind.


Cartesian Possibilities and the Externality and Extrinsicness of Content.

Direct download 6 more. Frankfurt concludes that although bullshit can take many innocent forms, excessive indulgence in it can eventually undermine the practitioner’s capacity to tell the truth in a way that lying does not. This article has no fraankfurt abstract.

Altruism and Psychological Egoism in Normative Ethics. In Defense of Ambivalence and Alienation.

Identification and externality

Theories of Truth, Misc in Philosophy of Language. Request removal from index. Thought Insertion, Ownership and Context-Integration. Theories of Freedom in Social and Political Philosophy. This entry has no external links.

Higher-Order Desire in Philosophy of Mind. Moral Reasoning and Motivation in Meta-Ethics. Externality, Psychological Explanation, and Narrow Content.