the paradox of want

A ponderable philosophy for a Wednesday. Thank you University of Chicago professor.

A ponderable philosophy for a Wednesday. Thank you University of Chicago professor.

Find this philosophy as an entry point into Agnes Callard’s book Aspiration: The Agency of Becoming as discussed in The New Yorker article “The Art of Decision-Making” by Joshua Rothman.

You can find a podcast (and its transcript) here with Agnes Callard interviewed by David Wright.

This philosophical perspective pretty much sums up everyone’s motivation to do or not do something. Love it. Using it.