Does anyone hold the following view? If so, who? Where? When? Why?
The notion of desire is to be understood/analyzed in terms of the notion of preference, perhaps along the following lines:
S wants that P =df. S prefers P to not-P.
(The basic idea is that what one wants is (i) determined by one’s preferences, where preference is a contrastive relation that links a subject to two other entities, and (ii) we should accordingly analyze desire in terms of preference.)