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[catalogued under 20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 4. Responsibility for Actions]

Full Idea

If a flood of desires causes a weak-willed man to give in to temptation, …the question now becomes, is he responsible for the beliefs and desires he happens to have?

Gist of Idea

Desires may rule us, but are we responsible for our desires?


Roderick Chisholm (Human Freedom and the Self [1964], p.25)

Book Reference

'Free Will', ed/tr. Watson,Gary [OUP 1982], p.25