Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Will, philosophy: Will is a conscious mental state that is directed to a given action or procedure for obtaining a result. The result is evaluated in such a way that the action is initiated if there are no stronger reasons against it. The will to do something is not yet equal with its implementation. See also acts of will, free will, weak will, intentionality, intention, action, desire, dispositions.

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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Will/willing/Wittgenstein: not something that happens to me, but what I do. - However, thinking: something that happens to me. - Requirements: unlike Want: e.g. I do not wish to raise my arm and then it goes up.

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.

L. Wittgenstein
Vorlesungen 1930-35 Frankfurt 1989

L. Wittgenstein
Das Blaue Buch - Eine Philosophische Betrachtung Frankfurt 1984

L. Wittgenstein
Tractatus Logico Philosophicus Frankfurt/M 1960

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-06-25