Motivation-encompassing attitudes

  title={Motivation-encompassing attitudes},
  author={Christopher G. Framarin},
  journal={Philosophical Explorations},
  pages={121 - 130}
Alfred R. Mele defends a broadly ‘Humean’ theory of motivation. One common dispute between Humeans and anti-Humeans has to do with whether or not a desire is required to motivate action. For the most part Mele avoids this dispute. He claims that there are reasons to think that beliefs cannot motivate action, but finally allows that it might be that it is a contingent fact that beliefs can motivate action in human beings. Instead Mele argues for the claim that certain kinds of desires – namely… 
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