desideration

de·sid·er·ate

 (dĭ-sĭd′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. de·sid·er·at·ed, de·sid·er·at·ing, de·sid·er·ates
To wish to have or see happen.

[Latin dēsīderāre, dēsīderāt-, to desire; see desire.]

de·sid′er·a′tion n.
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However, mental processes are processes of perception (experiencing or sensing), of cognition, of desideration and of emotion and affection.
We shall return later to explain why a Stoic believes that stupidity entails vice and that either is entailed by incorrect desideration; but for now, note the prognosis Seneca gives for this condition: