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By Sergio Tenenbaum

'We wish all and purely these issues we conceive to be reliable; we keep away from what we conceive to be bad.' This slogan was the normal view of the connection among wish or motivation and rational overview. Many critics have rejected this scholastic formulation as both trivial or unsuitable. apparently to be trivial if we simply outline the nice as 'what we want', and fallacious if we think of obvious conflicts among what we appear to wish and what we appear to imagine is sweet. In Appearances of the great, Sergio Tenenbaum argues that the outdated slogan is either major and correct, even in situations of obvious clash among our wishes and our evaluative decisions. holding that the great is the formal finish of functional inquiry in a lot an identical approach as fact is the formal finish of theoretical inquiry, he presents a completely unified account of motivation and evaluation.

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