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Intentional States and Natural Representation

Stephen J Barker

in Renewing Meaning

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780199263660
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601354 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199263663.003.0008
Intentional States and Natural Representation

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Here I deal with the foundations of an intention-based semantics–the representational properties of intentional states–by describing a hypothetical pre-linguistic, natural representation system, or NR system, insofar as it underpins the denotative and representational intentions of simple sentences. I provide a description of how the NR system structures the intentions underpinning proto-acts.

Keywords: intention; natural representation; proto-representational acts; reproduction problem; tracking

Chapter.  8449 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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