By Candace A. Vogler
This ebook charts the destiny of philosophical thought. Drawing at the anti-instrumentalist strands of Millian concept, Vogler constructs a strong objection to instrumentalism approximately useful rationality.
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Vogler lect belong to completely separate departments of mental life. This seems untrue in even cases where we have a highly impressionable agent who is deeply susceptible to strong feeling. Such a view could not really even account for what Quinn gestured toward in requiring that basic desires be "corrected" for the effects of misinformation and faulty cognitive processes. 16 It also requires that the contents of my desires be brought into inferential relations one with another (that I don't want to die and that drinking the stuff in that glass will likely kill me is supposed to have some influence on my initial motive to drink it).
That can't be what the friends of efficiency have in mind. But it isn't clear how to get an account of anything they might have in mind by relying upon the small thought about means and ends, either. And what of the end? The end was treated as a result which the agent aimed to bring about by taking the relevant means. Not all ends have this character. The most obvious exceptions are activities or courses of action which are themselves ends. " An attempt to "reformulate" these sentences as conditionals expressing instrumental practical judgments will be at best strained.
Vogler tories of our associative systems. T h e proximate ends are means to or parts of attaining our ultimate end. Nurture and nature together provide the menu of kinds of objectives we will seek. Nature alone sets us on the trail of pleasure and avoidance of pain. Benthamism about reason in action leaves our primary ends dangling, unsupported by reason and unacceptably arbitrary. The only sense in which happiness, understood as the greatest balance of pleasure over pain, is a non-arbitrary ultimate end for us is that we are naturally inclined t o seek pleasure, action-by-action where we expect to find it.