appetition


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appetition

(ˌæpəˈtɪʃən)
n
a desire or craving directed towards a specific object, goal, or purpose
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It is valid to refer to Rodhen's conclusion (2009) when dealing with the first critic and relate to the third, once that it perfectly serves to this work, in particular at the identification of an original relation between cognition and appetition.
21) At the noncognitive level, appetition designates nothing other than the order of the subject to its perfection and natural activity.
He continues with the division of appetition which he says is divided up further into, wish, passion and desire.
Fendt uses 'desire' interchangeably with 'eros', and never qualifies the scope of either: we shift between erotic desire and appetition more generally.
Also, organisms are "life-forms," where the "primary meaning of" the word "life," for Whitehead, involves the notion of "the origination of conceptual novelty--novelty of appetition.
Naturalism," according to Rawls, "is the universe in which all relations are natural and in which spiritual life is reduced to the level of desire and appetition.
sensory and perceptional: through sense cognition and appetition persons perceive, take interest in and interact with the sensible world around them; all human knowledge, whether sensory or intellectual, begins with sense perceptions;
Rhetoric "creates an informed appetition for the good" (90) and its "function is an art of embodying an order of desire.
Purpose involves a distinction between what is and what might be and an appetition for some form of what might be.
The standards of reasonableness that philosophy can articulate from the critique of lived experience, or by reflection upon the claims that each value makes upon thought, feeling and appetition, will be a distillation from practical knowledge, knowledge not exhausted by the verbalized generalizations or precepts of either agent or theorist.
Although a thorough account of Leibniz's philosophy of mind would have to include a discussion of appetition, it is beyond the scope of this paper.