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What Minds Can Do : Intentionality in a Non-Intentional World - Pierre Jacob

What Minds Can Do

Intentionality in a Non-Intentional World

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Published: 13th February 1997
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Some of a person's mental states have the power to represent real and imagined states of affairs: they have semantic properties. What Minds Can Do has two goals: to find a naturalistic or non-semantic basis for the representational powers of a person's mind, and to show that these semantic properties are involved in the causal explanation of the person's behaviour. In the process, the book addresses issues that are central to much contemporary philosophical debate. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy of mind and of language, cognitive science, and psychology.

'... the book addresses issues that are central to much contemporary philosophical debate, in both Anglo-Saxon and Continental philosophy. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy of mind and language, cognitive science and psychology.' French Book News

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
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ISBN: 9780521574013
ISBN-10: 0521574013
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 13th February 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.54