volition
A mental act of willing or trying, whose presence is sometimes supposed to make the difference between intentional or voluntary action and mere behaviour. The theory that there are such acts is problematic, and the idea that they make the required difference is a case of explaining a phenomenon by citing another that raises exactly the same problem, since the intentional or voluntary nature of the act of volition now needs explanation. See regress.

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  • volition — [ vɔlisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1526; du rad. du lat. voluntas « volonté » ♦ Psychol. Acte de volonté. La volonté, en tant que « faculté ». ♢ Parapsychol. Exercice de la volonté dans une expérience parapsychologique. ● volition nom féminin (latin volo, je… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Volition — Vo*li tion, n. [F., fr. L. volo I will, velle to will, be willing. See {Voluntary}.] 1. The act of willing or choosing; the act of forming a purpose; the exercise of the will. [1913 Webster] Volition is the actual exercise of the power the mind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Volition — Volition, Inc. Volition, Inc Тип Подразделение компании THQ Год основания 1996 …   Википедия

  • Volition — can mean:*Volition (psychology) *Volition (linguistics) *Volition, Inc. is also a computer game developer, currently owned by THQ. *Volition Records, a record label …   Wikipedia

  • Volition — steht für: Volition (Psychologie), Prozess der Willensbildung zur Überwindung von Handlungsbarrieren Volition (Management), Fähigkeit, Motive und Absichten in Ergebnisse umzusetzen Volition, Inc., US amerikanisches Computerspiel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • volition — (n.) 1610s, from Fr. volition (16c.), from M.L. volitionem (nom. volitio) will, volition, from L. stem (as in volo I wish ) of velle to wish, from PIE *wel /*wol be pleasing (see WILL (Cf. will) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • volition — ► NOUN (often in phrase of one s own volition) ▪ the faculty or power of using one s will. DERIVATIVES volitional adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from volo I wish …   English terms dictionary

  • Volition — (v. lat.), Willensäußerung, Willenshandlung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • volition — I noun accord, choice, decision, desire, determination, discretion, election, elective preference, exercise of will, free agency, free will, intent, option, pick, power of choice, preference, purpose, resolution, selection, voluntas, will,… …   Law dictionary

  • volition — *will, conation Analogous words: *choice, election, option Contrasted words: *force, coercion, compulsion, duress …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • volition — [n] free will accord, choice, choosing, conation, desire, determination, discretion, election, option, preference, purpose, resolution, selection, will, willingness, wish; concepts 20,41 …   New thesaurus

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