The Problem of Motivational Force

The mistake of most moralists has always been to consider man as an essentially reasonable being. Man is a sensitive being, who consults solely his passions in order to act, and for whom reason serves only to palliate the follies his passions lead him to commit.

Rousseau
Collected Writings
[via Simon Critchley: The Faith of the Faithless]

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Anthony

Time's Flow Stemmed is a notebook of my wild readings.

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