The good as the object of wanting. Suárez on the appetitive and cognitive conditions of rational action

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Abstract

This paper discusses Suárez's characterization of the formal object of wanting, i.e. the good. Wanting, in all its possible forms, is based on cognition, in its various possible forms. But the starting point for wanting something is given in a judgement about its goodness. What is wanted, in its turn, provides the starting point for deliberation. The ratio boni marks the first transtion (i.e. the transtition from cognition to wanting), the ratio finis the second one (i.e. the transition from wanting to deliberation).

Translated title of the contributionThe good as the object of wanting. Suárez on the appetitive and cognitive conditions of rational action
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)141-164
Number of pages24
JournalScientia et Fides
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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