Philosophical Psychology 18 (6):737-748 (2005)

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Hugh J. McCann
Texas A&M University
Abstract
Recent empirical work calls into question the so-called Simple View that an agent who A’s intentionally intends to A. In experimental studies, ordinary speakers frequently assent to claims that, in certain cases, agents who knowingly behave wrongly intentionally bring about the harm they do; yet the speakers tend to deny that it was the intention of those agents to cause the harm. This paper reports two additional studies that at first appear to support the original ones, but argues that in fact, the evidence of all the studies considered is best understood in terms of the Simple View.
Keywords Action  Agent  Intending  Intentional  Metaphysics
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DOI 10.1080/09515080500355236
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