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Single Idea 20046

[catalogued under 20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 1. Acting on Desires]

Full Idea

If wanting something most were the same as having the most powerful feelings about it, then as an ascetic (rejecting what you most powerfully desire), your wanting most to eat a bun would be your reason for not eating the bun.

Gist of Idea

For an ascetic a powerful desire for something is a reason not to implement it


Rowland Stout (Action [2005], 3 'The belief-')

Book Reference

Stout,Rowland: 'Action' [Acumen 2005], p.36

A Reaction

This sounds like reason overruling desire, but the asceticism can always be characterised as a meta-desire.