This paper explores the relationship between motivation, desire, pleasure and value. I argue that the motivational grounds of action are the kinds of desires that tend, in rational persons, to be produced both by experience of the good, and by beliefs that something one can do would be good.
"The Scope of Motivation and the Basis of Practical Reason,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 29
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol29/iss1/4