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Type: Journal article
Title: Intentionality lite or analog content? A response to Hutto and Satne
Author: O'Brien, G.
Opie, J.
Citation: Philosophia, 2015; 43(3):723-729
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0048-3893
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Gerard O'Brien, Jon Opie
Abstract: In their target article, Hutto and Satne eloquently articulate the failings of most current attempts to naturalize mental content. Furthermore, we think they are correct in their insistence that the only way forward is by drawing a distinction between two kinds of intentionality, one of which is considerably weaker than—and should be deployed to explain—the propositional variety most philosophers take for granted. The problem is that their own rendering of this weaker form of intentionality—contentless intentionality—is too weak. What’s needed is a species of intentionality distinct from both the industrial-strength version beloved by philosophers and the intentionality lite recommended by Hutto and Satne. We briefly motivate and sketch this alternative, and say a few words about the account of cognition that it spawns.
Keywords: Analog; cognition; intentionality; mental content; representation
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
RMID: 0030038124
DOI: 10.1007/s11406-015-9623-5
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