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  1. Intentionality and Qualia.Brendan Lalor - 1999 - Synthese 121 (3):249-290.
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    The Classification of Peirce’s Interpretants.Brendan J. Lalor - 1997 - Semiotica 114 (1-2):31-40.
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    Rethinking Kaplan's ''Afterthoughts'' About 'That': An Exorcism of Semantical Demons. [REVIEW]Brendan Lalor - 1997 - Erkenntnis 47 (1):67-87.
    Kaplan (1977) proposes a neo-Fregean theory of demonstratives which, despite its departure from a certain problematic Fregean thesis, I argue, ultimately founders on account of its failure to give up the Fregean desideratum of a semantic theory that it provide an account of cognitive significance. I explain why Kaplan's (1989) afterthoughts don't remedy this defect. Finally, I sketch an alternative nonsolipsistic picture of demonstrative reference which idealizes away from an agent's narrowly characterizable psychological state, and instead relies on the robust (...)
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    The Antilogistic Puzzle of Hume's Appendix to the Treatise.Brendan J. Lalor - 1998 - Philosophical Inquiry 20 (3-4):22-30.
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    Swampman, Etiology, and Content.Brendan J. Lalor - 1998 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 36 (2):215-232.
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    Itiswhat You Think: Intentional Potency and Anti‐Individualism.Brendan J. Lalor - 1997 - Philosophical Psychology 10 (2):165-78.
    In this paper I argue against the worried view that intentional properties might be epiphenomenal. In naturalizing intentionality we ought to reject both the idea that causal powers of intentional states must supervene on local microstructures, and the idea that local supervenience justifies worries about intentional epiphenomenality since our states could counterfactually lack their intentional properties and yet have the same effects. I contend that what's wrong with even the good guys (e.g. Dennett, Dretske, Allen) is that they implicitly grant (...)
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    I Sartre Huckabees.Brendan Lalor - manuscript
    The one-time first comment about I Heart Huckabees on the Internet Movie Database read: “Risky, inventive & not totally successful film - enjoyable even if it made very little sense to me.” My aim here may seem a little paradoxical: in explaining what sense the film makes, I explain why it is a viewer’s own fault if the film lacked sense. Quote Beyond the masterfully crafted characters and the trove of wonderful one-liners assembled by writers David O. Russell and.
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  8. Academic Papers.Brendan Lalor - unknown
    Although there are other emphases in the papers below -- for instance, philosophical film reviews -- my research mostly centers on philosophical issues in cognitive science; it engages both cognitive scientists and philosophers of language and mind. An organizing theme for me has been the embeddedness of cognition --- on the one hand, the dependence of mental properties on structures spatially external to the organism (structures of the..
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  9. Worldly Thoughts: A Theory of Embedded Cognition.Brendan Lalor - 1998 - Dissertation, State University of New York at Albany
    My interactivism holds that content emerges from interactivity of agents and world, that agents entertain contents in virtue of their embodiment of skills which, when embedded in the right context, robustly tie them to objects of their attitudes. This rebels against entrenched Cartesian solipsism about the mental, and, particularly, a vestige of internalism: that there exist naturalistic counterparts of Fregean modes of presentation --reifiable, internalistically constituted entities which account for the ways contents seem . They ought not be coarse-grained , (...)
     
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