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Title Desire : the concept and its practical context / editors Timo Airaksinen, Wojciech W. Gasparski
Published New Brunswick : Transaction Publishers, 2016
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Series Praxiology ; Volume 24
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Editorial; Notes; References; Introduction; Part One: Desire and Practice; Narratives of Desire; Introduction; Objects of Desire; Desire as a Copy (Girard); Narratives of Desire; Projects of Desire; Imagination and the Genesis of Desire; Desirability and Value; Springs of Action; Intentions as Models; Happiness and Anxiety; Notes; References; Reasons for Being Flexible: Desires, Intentions, and Plans; Introduction; Flexibility-A Psychological Portrait2; Basic Action-Theoretical Insights into Flexibility: Desires, Intentions, and Plans
Absolute and Final Desire: Plato or BuddhaIntroduction; Spinozistic and Platonic Desires versus Hegelian Compromise; Gods and Nothingness; Practical Consequences; Conclusions; Notes; References; Desire in Buddhism, "Child People" and "True Adults"; Introduction; Mara the Tempter; Child People and True Adults; Self-Deceit of the Infantile Mind; Life, Karma, and Desire among the Elements of Individual Continuum of Existence; Life, Desire, and Bliss; Conclusions; Notes; References; Freud on Desire and Debt; Introduction; Nietzsche and Debt; Debt and the Rat Man; Hereditary Debt; Rat Currency
ConclusionsNotes; References; Structures of Desire in The Trial and Moby-Dick; Introduction; Kafka: The Law and the Persistence of Desire; Melville: The Whiteness of the Whale as a Structure of Desire; Conclusions; References; What Role Do Emotions Play in Moral Disagreements?; Introduction; The Place of Emotions in Morality; What Should We Do with Emotion-Based Disagreements?; The Role of Imagination in Reading Fiction; Real-Life Disagreements Which Involve Emotions; Conclusions; Note; References; Part Three: Business Ethics and Other Contexts; The Unappreciated Virtue of Frugality
IntroductionFrugality as a Bourgeois Virtue, in This Day and Age Redundant; Frugality as an Individual Virtue; Justifying the Frugality Norm; Frugality as a Social Virtue; Conclusions; References; The Desire to Take the Right Management Decisions: Can We Rely on Intuition? Experimental Praxiology Approach; Introduction; Managerial Decision-Meaning and Types; Experimental Praxiology; Empirical Studies; Conclusions; Note; References; The Need for a Design Education Strategy; Introduction; Design Education: Desired? Of Course!; What Keeps Us from Improving This Situation?
Toward a Philosophical Account of Flexibility: Plasticity of PlanningConclusions; Notes; References; Desires of Others; Introduction; Can Offensiveness Harm Others?; The Challenge of Respect and Recognition; Different People, Different Desires; Conflicts between Belief Systems; Conclusions; Note; References; Excused by Culture?: Sex, Desire, and Conflicts in the Courtrooms; Introduction; Cultural Conflicts in Courtrooms; Culture and Sexuality; Culturally Motivated Actions; Untangling Culture, Sex, and Power; Conclusions; Notes; References; Part Two: Desire and Moral Life
Summary Desire is a rich term meaning wish and want, willingness and relish, appetite and lust. This volume is an effort to analyze the concept of desire and its different practical contexts from a morally philosophic point of view. By analyzing multiple definitions and studying underlying motivations, the authors offer a variety of explanations and interpretations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Desire (Philosophy)
Desire (Philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Humanism.
Form Electronic book
Author Airaksinen, Timo, 1947- editor.
LC no. 2016006978
ISBN 135152254X