Tożsamość i wola w poglądach Harry’ego G. Frankfurta

WILL AND IDENTITY IN FRANKFURT’S VIEW

The article deals with crucial philosophical problems of the nature of will and personal identity in the theory of Harry Frankfurt. In his analytical approach Frankfurt develops the hierarchical model of the self. His conception of the autonomy is based on the notion of volitional necessity, the active element of our rational will. Frankfurt presents this specific irresistible inclination, responsible for our self-identification, as a source of such motivations as caring about or loving. By virtue of this aspect of our emotional life concentrating our attention on a stable goal we can integrate our desires and passions. For Frankfurt it means the authentic personal freedom.

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