Desire

@article{Richardson1985Desire,
  title={Desire},
  author={Michael Richardson},
  journal={Philosophy},
  year={1985},
  volume={60},
  pages={429 - 445}
}
There is a natural contrast often made in ordinary language between the actions which we do because we want or desire to do them, and the actions which we do although we do not want to do them. It is a contrast which has been ignored by much modern philosophy of mind which has seen desire as a component of all actions, and the reasons for all actions as involving desires of various kinds. The ignoring of the distinction between desire and the active component in every action (call it ‘trying… 

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