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The Background of Thought

Barry Stroud

in Meaning, Understanding, and Practice

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252145
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598487 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252149.003.0009
 The Background of Thought

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Examines Searle's theory of intentionality. The author argues that the three reasons given by Searle in support of his hypothesis of a background, which underlies our intentional states, are inconclusive at best.

Keywords: background; intentionality; Searle

Chapter.  8488 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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