|Motifs: motifs are reasons for actions in conscious beings. Motifs can be conscious or unconscious, but their bearers must, in principle, be capable of conscious actions. Motifs can be stronger and less strong distinct.|
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|Danto II 323
Motive / Ryle / Danto: motives are not causes. - Motivational explanations are law-like sentences. - AnscombeVsRyle: this is only possible for generalizations - a design for a one time lie would dispose one to constant lies.
Ryle I 110 ff
Motive / Ryle: not accompanied by feeling! - dispostional, not causal - to recognize by regularity - lawlike - alien motives are recognizable as well as own motives.
Der Begriff des Geistes Stuttgart 1969
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005