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Intentional Action in Folk Psychology

Knobe, Joshua (2003) Intentional Action in Folk Psychology. UNSPECIFIED.

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Intentional action is widely held to be an important element in a theory (often called 'folk psychology') whose function lies chiefly in the prediction and explanation of behavior. The author argues that, in fact, people's concept of intentional action has also been shaped in a fundamental way by a concern with specifically *moral* issues. Thus, the concept might be best understood as a kind of multi-purpose tool -- shaped by a concern with prediction and explanation but also by a concern with moral praise and blame.


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Knobe, Joshua
Additional Information: Published with a response by Alfred Mele.
Keywords: folk psychology, intention, action
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Depositing User: Joshua Knobe
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2003
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1342
Public Domain: No
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1342

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