Single Idea 20304

[catalogued under 20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 2. Willed Action / b. Volitionism]

Full Idea

The cause is in my will. I will not come./That is enough to satisfy the senate./But for your private satisfaction,/Because I love you, I will let you know.

Gist of Idea

The cause of my action is in my will


William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar [1599], II.ii)

Book Reference

Shakespeare,William: 'Complete Works' []

A Reaction

This asserts the purest form of volitionism, but then qualifies it, because Caesar's will has been influenced by his wife's dreams.