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Intentionality

John Heil

in From an Ontological Point of View

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780199259748
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597657 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199259747.003.0018
 Intentionality

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Dispositions ground the of‐ness and about‐ness of thought. What a thought is about can depend on the world, but a thought's trajectory is internally fixed. ‘Swampman’ is exhibited as a counter‐example to radically externalist accounts of intentionality and Kripke's Wittgenstein's attack on dispositions as bases for rules is defused.

Keywords: disposition; externalism; individuation; infinity; intentionality; S. Kripke; rule; self; scepticism; Swampman; use; L. Wittgenstein

Chapter.  5886 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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