Desire a longing for or pursuing after something
- Desire; a longing for, or seeking after, anything.
(Lat. advertisement + petere, to seek) The internal drive that the Leibnizian psychology effects the passage from a single perception to another. Leibniz, The Monodology, § 15. -- L.W. To Spinoza, appetition is aware need. It is the essence of guy insofar as he is conceived as determined to do something by some of their affections. -- J.M.
(n.) want; a longing for, or seeking after, some thing.
But, whereas Leibnitz imputed unconscious perception as well as unconscious appetition to monads, Schopenhauer supposed unconscious will to arise without perception, without feeling, without ideas, and to be the cause of ideas only in us.