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The phenomenal basis of intentionality

Author: Angela A Mendelovici
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series: Philosophy of mind series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mendelovici proposes a novel theory of intentionality in terms of phenomenal consciousness, arguing that the view avoids the problems of its competitors and can accommodate a wide range of cases,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela A Mendelovici
ISBN: 9780190863807 0190863803
OCLC Number: 1032287905
Description: xviii, 275 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE INTRODUCTION --
1. Fixing Reference on Intentionality --
1.1. Aboutness and Directedness --
1.2. Ostensive Way of Fixing Reference --
1.3. Other Ways of Fixing Reference --
1.4. Worries with the Ostensive Definition --
1.5. Conclusion --
2. Goals and Methodology --
2.1. What is a Theory of Intentionality? --
2.2. Theory-Independent Access to Intentionality --
2.3. Conclusion --
pt. TWO ALTERNATIVE THEORIES OF INTENTIONALITY --
3. Mismatch Problem for Tracking Theories --
3.1. Tracking Theories --
3.2. Overview of the Mismatch Problem for Tracking Theories --
3.3. Background and Assumptions --
3.4. Mismatch Case: Perceptual Color Representations --
3.5. Other Mismatch Cases --
3.6. Objections --
3.7. Reliable Misrepresentation and the Significance of Tracking --
3.8. Conclusion --
Appendix A Objections to the Mismatch Problem --
4. Functional Role Theories and Tracking Theories Again --
4.1. Functional Role Theory --
4.2. Worries with Short-Arm Functional Role Theories --
4.3. Worries with Long-Arm Functional Role Theories --
4.4. Real Problem with Both Tracking Theories and Functional Role Theories --
4.5. Conclusion --
pt. THREE PHENOMENAL INTENTIONALITY THEORY --
5. Phenomenal Intentionality Theory --
5.1. Phenomenal Intentionality Theory --
5.2. Arguments for PIT --
5.3. Identity PIT --
5.4. Challenging Cases --
5.5. Conclusion --
Appendix B Extent of Phenomenal Intentionality --
Appendix C Multiple Arisability of Intentional States --
6. PIT's Status as a Theory of Intentionality --
6.1. Is PIT a Theory of Intentionality in Terms of Phenomenal Consciousness? --
6.2. Is PIT Trivial? --
6.3. Is PIT Interesting? --
6.4. Is PIT Naturalistic? --
6.5. Conclusion --
pt. FOUR CHALLENGING CASES --
7. Thought --
7.1. Challenge for PIT from Thought --
7.2. Thoughts' Phenomenal Contents --
7.3. Self-Ascriptivism about Thoughts' Alleged Contents --
7.4. Is Derived Mental Representation a Type of Intentionality? --
7.5. Conclusion: PIT about Thought --
Appendix D Derived Mental Representation in Perception --
Appendix E Attitudes --
8. Nonconscious States --
8.1. Problem with Nonconscious States --
8.2. Derivativist Strategies --
8.3. Standing States --
8.4. Allegedly Nonconscious Occurrent States --
8.5. Conclusion --
pt. FIVE ASPECT VIEW --
9. Is Intentionality a Relation to a Content? --
9.1. Relation View and the Aspect View --
9.2. Two Worries with the Relation View --
9.3. Alleged Virtues of the Relation View --
9.4. Conclusion --
Appendix F Aspect View and Adverbialism --
Appendix G Contents as First- or Second-Order States or Properties --
Appendix H Internal Theory of Truth and Reference --
pt. SIX CONCLUSION --
10. Conclusion: Intentionality and Other Related Phenomena --
10.1. Return to Other Ways of Fixing Reference on Intentionality --
10.2. Radical Internalism.
Series Title: Philosophy of mind series.
Responsibility: Angela Mendelovici.

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