David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (2012)
This book argues that words and thoughts are typically about whatever they are about necessarily rather than contingently. The argument proceeds by articulating a requisite modal background and then bringing this background to bear on cognitive matters, notably the intentionality of cognitive episodes and states. The modal picture that emerges from the first two chapters is a strongly particularist one whereby possibilities reduce to possibilities for particular things (or pluralities thereof) where the latter are determined by the natures of the particular things (or pluralities) involved. The next three chapters are devoted to the aboutness of referring terms in language and thought. The approach espoused is, again, strongly particularist in allotting explanatory priority to cognitive episodes and states regarding particular things (aka de re attitudes).
|Keywords||intentionality modality de re and de dicto essence cognitive attitudes|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Call number||B105.I56.S56 2012|
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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Suzanne Cunningham (1997). Two Faces of Intentionality. Philosophy of Science 64 (3):445-460.
Fred Dretske (1980). The Intentionality of Cognitive States. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 5 (1):281-294.
Daniel C. Dennett & John Haugeland (1987). Intentionality. In Richard L. Gregory (ed.), [Book Chapter]. Oxford University Press. 139-143.
Alberto Voltolini (2002). Why It is Hard to Naturalize Attitude Aboutness. In W. Hinzen & H. Rott (eds.), Belief and Meaning. Hänsel-Hohenhausen. 157-179.
David Woodruff Smith (1988). Bodily Versus Cognitive Intentionality. Noûs 22 (March):51-52.
Alex Grzankowski (2012). Not All Attitudes Are Propositional. European Journal of Philosophy.
Uriah Kriegel (2011). Cognitive Phenomenology as the Basis of Unconscious Content. In T. Bayne & M. Montague (eds.), Cognitive Phenomenology. Oxford University Press. 79--102.
Alex Byrne (forthcoming). Intentionality. In J. Pfeifer & Sahotra Sarkar (eds.), The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia. Routledge.
William P. Bechtel (1993). Decomposing Intentionality: Perspectives on Intentionality Drawn From Language Research with Two Species of Chimpanzees. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 8 (1):1-32.
Donald Levy (2003). How to Psychoanalyze a Robot: Unconscious Cognition and the Evolution of Intentionality. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 13 (2):203-212.
Michelle Montague (2009). The Logic, Intentionality, and Phenomenology of Emotion. Philosophical Studies 145 (2):171-192.
Jan Almäng (2007). Intentionality and Intersubjectivity. Göteborgs Universitet.
Peter King (2010). Mediaeval Intentionality and Pseudo-Intentionality. Quaestio 10 (1):25-44.
Radu J. Bogdan (2007). Inside Loops: Developmental Premises of Self-Ascriptions. Synthese 159 (2):235-252.
Added to index2012-02-23
Total downloads67 ( #26,692 of 1,410,535 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #58,228 of 1,410,535 )
How can I increase my downloads?