Philosophia 43 (3):593-609 (2015)

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I briefly review the three basic strategies for naturalizing intentionality discussed by Haugeland 4:383–427, 1990, and Hutto and Satne, recounting their deficits. Then, I focus on Dennett’s version of what Haugeland calls the “second-base … neo-behaviorist” strategy. After briefly explaining Dennett’s proposal, I defend it against four common objections: circularity, relativity, under-specified rationality, and failure to track robustly natural facts. I conclude by recounting the advantages of Dennettian neo-behaviorism over the neo-Cartesian and neo-pragmatist alternatives, as well as Hutto and Satne’s proposal that intentionality comes in two distinct kinds.
Keywords Intentionality  Naturalization  Dennett  Neo-Cartesianism  Neo-pragmatism  Neo-behaviorism  Intentional stance  Natural selection  Haugeland  Hutto-and-Satne
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