On an Apparent Asymmetry in Attitude Desert

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It is possible for persons to deserve evaluative attitudes such as admiration and disdain. There is an apparent asymmetry between positive and negative attitudes, however. While the latter appear to be subject to what I will call a "control requirement," the former do not appear to be so subject. I attempt to explain away this asymmetry by appeal to pragmatic factors


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Philosophy


  • admiration, Desert, contempt
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHommage à Wlodek: Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz
EditorsToni Rønnow-Rasmussen, Björn Petersson, Jonas Josefsson, Dan Egonsson
PublisherDepartment of Philosophy, Lund University
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch