Chapter

Intentions

Berent Enç

in How We Act

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780199256020
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602238 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199256020.003.0007
Intentions

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter is an essay on intentions and intentional action, which focuses in particular on the relation between the rational explanations of action that cite the agent’s intentions and the psychological state of intending. Enç first proposes a theory about the nature of intention and its content, and subsequently defends this theory by demonstrating how a number of familiar features of intentions follow from it.

Keywords: agent; Enç; intention; intentional action; rational explanations of action

Chapter.  18940 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.