Two kinds of intentions: a new defense of the Simple View

Philosophical Studies 175 (7):1767-1786 (2018)
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This paper defends a version of the Simple View, the claim that someone intentionally φs only if the person intends to φ. To do this, I raise a problem for Bratman’s classic argument (1984, 1987) against it. The problem brings into focus an evaluative dimension behind the View, whose recognition allows for an improved version of it. With this improved version, I then go on to answer other criticisms that have been raised to it.



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Santiago Amaya
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Intention.G. E. M. Anscombe - 1957 - Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
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