Prince William talked about the dilemma he was facing over the official guest list which had gone out of control, at the time of his wedding to Kate Middleton. ‘There was very much a subdued moment when I was handed a list with 777 names on – not one person I knew or Catherine knew. … I went to her(Queen) and said, ‘Listen, I’ve got this list, not one person I know – what do I do?’ and she went, ‘Get rid of it. Start from your friends and then we’ll add those we need to in due course. It’s your day.’
Kant’s conception of desire leads up to an account of “practical-cognitivist” conception of the will as a rational faculty of desire – a conception based on Kant’s identification of the will with practical reason. As exercises of reason, acts of volition are forms of cognition: they are essentially judgments about good that are derived from principles.
This reasoning is almost alien nowdays.