Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Intention: the will to commit an act, as opposed to a random occurrence of such an event. See also motives, causation, will.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Intention: not always adequate: E.g. The prepetrator leaves M’s handkerchief at the scene of the crime in order to divert suspicion from himself. Here, meaning does not follow from the intention.
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Intention/Action: part of the communication intention is that the listener recognizes the intention that he should believe something that corresponds to the content.
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Intention/Action: frown can only be produced with a certain intention, when at least the possible effect is clear (but no paradox), (not circular).
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Intention/meaning: E.g. anger: may partly result from the fact that the L(istener) believes that S (Speaker) intended to annoy the other one! Belief in intention: Partial cause of anger. Grice: But not partial reason.
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E.g. test: The candidate utters: "The Battle of Waterloo was in 1816"
The candidate means this, but his intention is not that the examiner believes that.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

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H. Paul Grice
Handlung, Kommunikation, Bedeutung, Hg. Georg Meggle Frankfurt/M. 1993

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