Intention and Practical Thought

Gerhard Preyer

Intention and Practical Thought

Humanities Online, Frankfurt am Main, 2011.


Part I Background

1. Features of Contemporary Philosophy
(a) Philosophy of Language and Epistemology
(b) Philosophy of the Mental
(c) Divided Interpretation: The New Linguistic Turn
(d) Philosophy of Action

Part II Reference, Explaining Actions, and Practical Thinking

2. The Reference of Action Description
(a) Attributing and Ascribing Action
(b) On Critiques of the Identity Theory
(c) Actions and Body Movement
(d) What a Theory of Action is possible?

3. Explaining Action
(a) Theoretical and Practical Thinking
(b) Belief and Intention
(c) Practical Thought
(i) Situation
(ii) Intention
(iii) Practical Thought
(d) An Intentional Explanation

4. Practical Reasoning
(a) Decision and the Execution of Intention
(b) Practical Inference
(c) The Humean Theory of Motivation

Part III The Anti-Holism of Attitude-Connection

5. The Connection of Attitude
(a) The Homogeneity of Interpretation
(i) The Underdetermination of the Mental
(ii) The Individuation of Attitudes
(iii) The Self-Ascription of Mental State and the Ascription to Others
(iv) How do we learn Propositional Attitudes?

(b) Evaluative Attitude

(i) The Extent of the Unified Theory
(ii) Cognitive and Evaluative Attitudes

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