|Intentionality: intentionality is the ability of people and higher animals to relate to and react to circumstances such as things and states. Concepts, words, and sentences also refer to something but have no intentionality. This linguistic relating-to is called reference instead._____________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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Intentionality/Language/Field: Language comes into play only when "believes that" is attributed. Thesis: serious behavioral attribution works without language.
Intentionality/FieldVsStalnaker: we need more than the atomistic approach that everything that suffices a Boolean algebra is sufficient for the explanation of mind states (by sets of possible worlds). - Instead: we need a systematic approach of content. - Therefore, we need a more fine-grained structure than that of sets of possible worlds._____________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.
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980