David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Dialectica 50 (2):91-120 (1996)
summaryMartin and Pfeifer have claimed“that the most typical characterizations of intentionality… all fail to distinguish … mental states from …dispositional physical states.”The evidence they present in support of this thesis is examined in the light of the possibility that what it shows is that intentionality is the mark, not of the mental, but of the dispositional. Of the five marks of intentionality they discuss a critical examination shows that three of them, Brentano's inexistence of the intentional object, Searle's directedness and Anscombe's indeterminacy, are features which distinguish T‐inten Tional/dispositional The other two are either, as in the case of Chisholm's permissible falsity of a propositional attitude ascription, a feature of linguistic utterances too restricted in its scope to be of interest, or, as in the case of Frege's indirect reference/Quine's referential opacity, evidence that the S‐intenSional locution is a quotation either of what someone has said in the past or might be expected to say, if the question were to arise at some time in the future.
|Keywords||Epistemology Intentionality Language Mental Reference Searle, J|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Stephen Mumford (2006). The Ungrounded Argument. Synthese 149 (3):471 - 489.
William A. Bauer (forthcoming). Physical Intentionality, Extrinsicness, and the Direction of Causation. Acta Analytica:1-21.
William Jaworski (2014). Hylomorphism and the Metaphysics of Structure. Res Philosophica 91 (2):179-201.
Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (2013). Properties: Qualities, Powers, or Both? Dialectica 67 (1):55-80.
Robin Stenwall (2016). Truthmaker Internalism and the Mind-Dependence of Propositions. Acta Analytica 31 (1):59-76.
Similar books and articles
Ullin T. Place (1999). Vagueness as a Mark of Dispositional Intentionality. Acta Analytica 14 (23):91-109.
Timothy Weiss (1990). Closing the Chinese Room. Ratio 3 (2):165-81.
John R. Searle (1983). Intentionality: An Essay in the Philosophy of Mind. Cambridge University Press.
Ard Van Moer (2006). The Intentionality of Formal Systems. Foundations of Science 11 (1-2):81-119.
J. M. Whitmer (1983). Intentionality, Artificial Intelligence, and the Causal Powers of the Brain. Auslegung 10:194-210.
Anthonie W. M. Meijers (2000). Mental Causation and Searle's Impossible Conception of Unconscious Intentionality. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 8 (2):155-170.
Tim Crane (1998). Intentionality as the Mark of the Mental. In Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Cambridge University Press 229-251.
Anders Nes (2008). Are Only Mental Phenomena Intentional? Analysis 68 (299):205–215.
G. Bar-Elli (1994). Intentionality and Belief de Re: A Critical Study of Searle's Representative Internalism. Erkenntnis 41 (1):65-85.
John R. Searle (1984). Intentionality and its Place in Nature. Synthese 38 (October):87-100.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads5 ( #482,866 of 1,789,985 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #318,432 of 1,789,985 )
How can I increase my downloads?