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What Minds Can Do Intentionality in a Non-Intentional World

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ISBN-10: 0521574366

ISBN-13: 9780521574365

Edition: 1997

Authors: Pierre Jacob, Jonathan Dancy, John Haldane, Gilbert Harman, Frank Jackson

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Jacob explores the question of how intentionality fits in a non-intentional world, showing how the semantic properties of the mind are involved in the causal explanation of a person's behaviour.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/23/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Gilbert Harman is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and the author of Explaining Value and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy and Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind.

The Naturalization of Intentionality
What is intentional realism?
Introduction to informational semantics
Three problems for informational semantics
Information and teleology
The Causal Role of Intentionality
The computational representational theory of mind (CRTM)
Must an intentional realist be a meaning atomist?
Functionalism and the threat of pre-emption
Explaining intentional behaviour
Conclusion: a postlude on semantics and psychology
References
Index