550R. H. B. W. Joseph to Harrod, 28 April 1936 [a]

Replies to a letter not found, follows on from 549 R. If the organisers of the "Philosophical" meeting will not be able to get anything else Joseph will read the paper, although he is not anxious to. He further discusses the meaning of strength of the motive, and also asks what Harrod means by "ends" and if he has "any test that something is capable of being chosen (by X) other than its having been chosen". He insists that Harrod's new definition of "motive" will not work, as it is circular. In reply to a further letter and card by Harrod, Joseph is still not convinced by Harrod's "`final definition' of motive as `that upon which the thought of which a man does that which is most likely to bring it about'", and differs "about `generally' in a definition". Continues at 551 R.

  1. a. From 33, Northmoor Road, Oxford # , ALS, seven pages, in HPBL Add. 72730/62-65.


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