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"Intentional Action and Side Effects in Ordinary Language"

Knobe, Joshua (2003) "Intentional Action and Side Effects in Ordinary Language". [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

There has been a long-standing dispute in the philosophical literature about the conditions under which a behavior counts as 'intentional.' Much of the debate turns on questions about the use of certain words and phrases in ordinary language. The present paper investigates these questions empirically, using experimental techniques to investigate people's use of the relevant words and phrases. g

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:intention, intentional action, ordinary language, action theory
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:3116
Deposited By:Knobe, Joshua
Deposited On:17 Aug 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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Mele, A. 2003. Intentional Action: Controversies, Data, and Core Hypotheses. Philosophical Psychology 16. 325-340.

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