Talking about intentional objects

Dialectica 60 (2):135-144 (2006)
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Discusses the old problem of how to characterize apparently intentional states that appear to lack objects. In tandem with critically discussing a recent proposal by Tim Crane, I develop the line of reasoning according to which talking about intentional objects is really a way of talking about intentional states—in particular, it’s a way of talking about their satisfaction-conditions.

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Michael Gorman
Catholic University of America


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