[SydPhil] Reminder: Graham Oddie at UNSW tomorrow

Markos Valaris m.valaris at unsw.edu.au
Mon Oct 9 13:46:47 AEDT 2017

The School of Humanities and Languages at UNSW invites everyone interested to the following presentation at the Philosophy seminar:

Speaker: Graham Oddie (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Title: Dust, ashes and the death of desire

Abstract: According to one version of the evaluative theory of desire, desires are appearances of value.  To desire P is for P to seem, or appear, good to one.  A telling objection to the theory (urged recently by Federico Lauria) appeals to a popular doctrine that can be traced back to Socrates but also receives a strong endorsement in contemporary subjective decision theory: that when one comes to believe that the object of one's desire obtains, that desire dies.  I argue for an understanding of desire on which this principle fails, although the theory explains both the scope and the limits of the doctrine.  The theory also illuminates recent work on the difference between liking and wanting.

Venue: MB 209

Date and Time: Tuesday 10 October, 12:30-2:00

Light lunch will be provided.

Markos Valaris
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Associate Editor, Australasian Journal of Philosophy
University of New South Wales
Phone: +(61) 2 9385 2760 (office)
Personal webpage: markosvalaris.net<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/YZ5qB0up4YMNhO?domain=markosvalaris.net>

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