Freedom of the heart

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 77 (2):71--87 (1996)

Bennett W. Helm
Franklin and Marshall College
Philosophical accounts of freedom typically fail to capture an important kind of freedom—freedom to change what one cares about—that is central to our understanding of what it is to be a person. This paper articulates this kind of freedom more clearly, distinguishing it from freedom of action and freedom of the will, and gives an account of how it is possible. Central to this account is an understanding of the role of emotions in determining what we value, thus motivating a rethinking of the importance of emotions in the mental lives of persons.
Keywords Frankfurt  freedom  caring  will  valuing  emotions
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