Thinking, willing and judging

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In this paper I examine Max Deutscher’s recent accounts of thinking, willing and judging, derived from his reading of Hannah Arendt’s The Life of the Mind, as set out in his book Judgment After Arendt. Against Deutscher I argue that thinking does not presuppose thoughtfulness, that being willing is compatible with willing reluctantly, and that actor and spectator judgments are distinct types of judgments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-64
Number of pages12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Copyright the Publisher. Article originally published in Crossroads : an interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 53-64. The original article can be found at Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and Crossroads and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


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