Reward of Three

Reward of Three

Reward of Three


Prima Media Ultima the first middle and last things in three treatises wherein is set forth I The doctrine of regeneration The Doctrine Directions but more especially the practice of a man in the act of the new birth A treatise by way of appendix to the former II The practice of sanctification III Man s misery God s mercy etc

Prima  Media    Ultima  the first  middle  and last things  in three treatises  wherein is set forth I  The doctrine of regeneration      The Doctrine   Directions  but more especially the practice     of a man in the act of the new birth  A treatise by way of appendix to the former   II  The practice of sanctification     III  Man s misery     God s mercy  etc

Prima Media Ultima the first middle and last things in three treatises wherein is set forth I The doctrine of regeneration The Doctrine Directions but more especially the practice of a man in the act of the new birth A treatise by way of appendix to the former II The practice of sanctification III Man s misery God s mercy etc


Three Faces of Desire

Three Faces of Desire

Three Faces of Desire

To desire something is a condition familiar to everyone. It is uncontroversial that desiring has something to do with motivation, something to do with pleasure, and something to do with reward. Call these "the three faces of desire." The standard philosophical theory at present holds that the motivational face of desire presents its unique essence--to desire a state of affairs is to be disposed to act so as to bring it about. A familiar but less standard account holds the hedonic face of desire to reveal to true nature of desire. In this view, to desire something is to tend to pleasure if it seems that the desired state of affairs has been achieved, or displeasure if it seems otherwise, thus tying desire to feelings instead of actions. In Three Faces of Desire, Schroeder goes beyond actions and feelings to advance a novel and controversial theory of desire that puts the focus on desire's neglected face, reward. Informed by contemporary science as much as by the philosophical tradition, Three Faces of Desire discusses recent scientific discoveries that tell us much about the way that actions and feelings are produced in the brain. In particular, recent experiments reveal that a distinctive system is responsible for promoting action, on the one hand, and causing feelings of pleasure and displeasure, on the other. This system, the brain's reward system, is the causal origin of both action and feeling, and is the key to understanding the nature of desire.