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2015 | 43 | 1 | 79-97
Article title

Pragnienie, wola i powinność. Spór o rolę samowiedzy w filozofii średniowiecznej i współczesnej

Title variants
EN
DESIRE, WILL AND OBLIGATION: JOHN BURIDAN VS. THOMAS AQUINAS ON HUMAN ACTION
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The aim of the article is to present the role played by the will in human action in the accounts of Thomas Aquinas and John Buridan. The achievements of contemporary analytic philosophy are the context for considering medieval theories of action. First, I focus on second-order volitions whose objects are desires (John Buridan and Harry Frankfurt). Next, I present the modifications of this theory carried out by Thomas Aquinas and Lawrence A. Blum. They agree in postulating some kind of self-cognition as the source of second-order volitions; however, it would seem that Aquinas, who argues for placing the source of such acts in obligation (God’s principles), offers a significant improvement on Blum’s account.
Year
Volume
43
Issue
1
Pages
79-97
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Contributors
  • Wydział Filozofii Chrześcijańskiej, Uniwersytet Kardynała Wyszyńskiego, ul.Wóycickiego1/3, 01-938 Warszawa, Poland
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
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