Donald Davidson has an interesting view on rationalizing acts; however, the crucial element of “pro-attitude” on which it rests remains under-developed. This paper first sets out the Davidsonian system with focus on rationalization and in terms of pro-attitudes. It then develops, using Lacan’s account of the necessarily linguist structures of pro-attitudes, an elucidation of desire. It closes with a few thoughts on further research.
How to Cite:
Nikorelos, V. and Djordjevic, C., 2013. I Want to Drink Paint: A Rationalized Account of Desires. Rerum Causae, 4(1), pp.48–53.