Non-Epicurean Desires

Fabien Schang

Abstract


In this paper, it is argued that there can be necessary and non-natural desires. After a discussion about what seems wrong with such desires, Epicurus’ classification of desires is treated similarly to Kripke’s treatment of the Kantian table of judgments. A sample of three cases is suggested to make this point.

Keywords: desire, Epicurus, judgment, nature, necessitation.


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