Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
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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.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Ry I
G. Ryle
Der Begriff des Geistes Stuttgart 1969

Dt I
A. C. Danto
Wege zur Welt München 1999

A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-27