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  1. Mental Acts: Their Content And Their Objects.Peter Thomas Geach - 1957 - London, England: Humanities Press.
    ACT, CONTENT, AND OBJECT THE TITLE I have chosen for this work is a mere label for a set of problems; the controversial views that have historically been ...
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  2. Mental Acts: Their Content and Their Objects.Peter Thomas Geach - 1957 - London, England: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    ACT, CONTENT, AND OBJECT THE TITLE I have chosen for this work is a mere label for a set of problems; the controversial views that have historically been ...
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  3. Mental acts as natural kinds.Joëlle Proust - 2013 - In Till Vierkant, Julian Kieverstein & Andy Clark (eds.), Decomposing the Will. Oxford University Press. pp. 262-282.
    This chapter examines whether, and in what sense, one can speak of agentive mental events. An adequate characterization of mental acts should respond to three main worries. First, mental acts cannot have pre-specified goal contents. For example, one cannot prespecify the content of a judgment or of a deliberation. Second, mental acts seem to depend crucially on receptive attitudes. Third, it does not seem that intentions play any role in mental actions. Given these three constraints, (...)
     
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  4. Mental Acts: Their Content and Their Objects.P. T. Geach - 1959 - Philosophy 34 (128):70-71.
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  5. Mental Acts: their Content and their Object.P. Geach - 1959 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 14 (2):216-217.
     
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    Mental Acts.Neil Cooper - 1959 - Philosophical Quarterly 9 (36):278-279.
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    Mental Acts. [REVIEW]C. C. V. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (4):691-691.
    An effective demonstration that the techniques of Oxford analysis can be put to constructive as well as to critical philosophic use. Mr. Geach considers a number of connected topics--among them the nature and formation of concepts, judgment, and sensation--advancing positive theses while rejecting views he holds to be false. He is particularly opposed to the "abstractionist" doctrine of concept formation. Concepts, he holds, are not capacities for recognizing recurrent features in experience, but "mental abilities, exercised in acts of judgment, (...)
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  8. Mental Acts and Mechanistic Psychology in Descartes' Passions.Gary Hatfield - 2008 - In Neil Robertson, Gordon McOuat & Tom Vinci (eds.), Descartes and the Modern. Cambridge Scholars Press. pp. 49-71.
    This chapter examines the mechanistic psychology of Descartes in the _Passions_, while also drawing on the _Treatise on Man_. It develops the idea of a Cartesian “psychology” that relies on purely bodily mechanisms by showing that he explained some behaviorally appropriate responses through bodily mechanisms alone and that he envisioned the tailoring of such responses to environmental circumstances through a purely corporeal “memory.” An animal’s adjustment of behavior as caused by recurring patterns of sensory stimulation falls under the notion of (...)
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    The Most General Mental Act.Yair Levy - forthcoming - In Michael Brent & Lisa Miracchi (eds.), Mental Action and The Conscious Mind. Routledge.
    This chapter contributes to the ongoing debate over how to understand attention. It spells out and defends a novel account according to which attending is the most general type of mental act, that which one performs on some object if one performs any mental act on it at all. On this view, all mental acts are (to a first, rough approximation) species of attending. The view is novel in going against the grain of virtually all extant accounts, (...)
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  10. Mental acts, externalism and fiat objects: an Ockhamist solution.Riccardo Fedriga - 2019 - In Richard Davies (ed.), Natural and Artifactual Objects in Contemporary Metaphysics: Exercises in Analytic Ontology. Bloomsbury Academic.
     
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    Mental acts: their content and their objects. By P. T. Geach. (Studies in Philosophical Psychology. Ed. R. F. Holland: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1957. Pp. x + 136. Price 12s. 6d.). [REVIEW]A. C. Lloyd - 1959 - Philosophy 34 (128):70-.
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  12. A plea for mental acts.Joëlle Proust - 2001 - Synthese 129 (1):105-128.
    A prominent but poorly understood domain of human agency is mental action, i.e., thecapacity for reaching specific desirable mental statesthrough an appropriate monitoring of one's own mentalprocesses. The present paper aims to define mentalacts, and to defend their explanatory role againsttwo objections. One is Gilbert Ryle's contention thatpostulating mental acts leads to an infinite regress.The other is a different although related difficulty,here called the access puzzle: How can the mindalready know how to act in order to reach (...)
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  13. Mental acts.Alfred C. Ewing - 1948 - Mind 57 (April):201-220.
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    The Relation-Theory of Mental Acts: Durand of St.-Pourcain on the Ontological Status of Mental Acts.Peter Hartman - 2019 - Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 7 (1).
    The relation-theory of mental acts proposes that a mental act is a kind of relative entity founded upon the mind and directed at the object of perception or thought. While most medieval philosophers recognized that there is something importantly relational about thought, they nevertheless rejected the view that mental acts are wholly relations. Rather, the dominant view was that a mental act is either in whole or part an Aristotelian quality added to the mind upon which (...)
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    Mental Acts: Their Content and Their Objects.Alan Donagan & Peter Geach - 1958 - Philosophical Review 67 (4):558.
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    Intentionality: A Study Of Mental Acts.Richard E. Aquila - 1976 - Penn St University Press.
    This book is a critical and analytical survey of the major attempts, in modern philosophy, to deal with the phenomenon of intentionality—those of Descartes, Brentano, Meinong, Husserl, Frege, Russell, Bergmann, Chisholm, and Sellars. By coordinating the semantical approaches to the phenomenon, Dr. Aquila undertakes to provide a basis for dialogue among philosophers of different persuasions. "Intentionality" has become, since Franz Brentano revived its original medieval use, the standard term describing the mind's apparently paradoxical capacity to relate itself to objects existing (...)
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  17. Propositional Attitudes and Mental Acts.Indrek Reiland - 2012 - Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 1 (3):239-245.
    Peter Hanks and Scott Soames have recently developed similar views of propositional attitudes on which they consist at least partly of being disposed to perform mental acts. Both think that to believe a proposition is at least partly to be disposed to perform the primitive propositional act: one the performance of which is part of the performance of any other propositional act. However, they differ over whether the primitive act is the forceless entertaining or the forceful judging. In this (...)
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  18. Inference as a Mental Act.David Hunter - forthcoming - In Michael Brent (ed.), Mental Action.
    I will argue that a person is causally responsible for believing what she does. Through inference, she can sustain and change her perspective on the world. When she draws an inference, she causes herself to keep or to change her take on things. In a literal sense, she makes up her own mind as to how things are. And, I will suggest, she can do this voluntarily. It is in part because she is causally responsible for believing what she does (...)
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    Introspection, mental acts, and sensa.Curt J. Ducasse - 1936 - Mind 45 (178):181-192.
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    Mental acts.A. C. Ewing - 1949 - Mind 58 (229):78.
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    Mental Acts.Roland Houde - 1958 - New Scholasticism 32 (4):509-510.
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  22. Intentionality: A Study of Mental Acts. [REVIEW]F. B. S. - 1978 - Review of Metaphysics 32 (2):349-349.
    Although this work begins with Franz Brentano’s critique of both the Humean "content" theory of awareness and the Cartesian "idea" view of consciousness, it is not precisely an historical presentation of Brentano’s study of intentionality. It is more properly a philosophic study of the ontological and epistemological problems raised by Brentano’s work and modern efforts to solve them. Aquila thus attempts to analyze and evaluate Chisholm’s attack on Brentano’s view of "intentional relations"; he presents and criticizes Meinong’s, Bergmann’s, and Russell’s (...)
     
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    Vii.—Mental acts.A. C. Ewing - 1948 - Mind 57 (226):201-220.
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  24. Intentionality and Mental Acts.Ausonio Marras - 1967 - Dissertation, Duke University
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    Intentionality: A Study in Mental Acts. [REVIEW]Daniel C. Dennett - 1978 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):139-143.
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    Polanyi’s Model of Mental Acts.Robert E. Innis - 1973 - New Scholasticism 47 (2):147-178.
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  27. Berkeley and Mental Acts.Harry M. Bracken - 1960 - Theoria 26 (2):140.
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    Intentionality: A Study of Mental Acts. [REVIEW]Linda Lopez Mcalister - 1983 - International Studies in Philosophy 15 (1):71-72.
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  29. GEACH, P. - Mental Acts: Their Content and Their Objects. [REVIEW]J. J. C. Smart - 1958 - Mind 67:415.
     
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    Does Psychology Study Mental Acts or Dispositions?W. B. Gallie, W. J. H. Sprott & C. A. Mace - 1947 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 21 (1):134-174.
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    Dr Ewing on mental acts.W. B. Gallie - 1948 - Mind 57 (October):480-487.
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    Intentionality: A Study of Mental Acts.Linda Lopez Mcalister - 1983 - International Studies in Philosophy 15 (1):71-72.
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    Intentionality: A study of mental acts.Dallas Willard - 1981 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (1):132-134.
  34. Does Psychology Study Mental Acts or Dispositions?W. B. Gallie, W. J. H. Sprott & C. A. Mace - 1947 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 21 (1):134-174.
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    Social knowledge and mental acts.Michael Lewis - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (4):580-581.
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    Polanyi’s Model of Mental Acts.Robert E. Innis - 1973 - New Scholasticism 47 (2):147-178.
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    Intentionality: A Study of Mental Acts.J. M. Hinton - 1979 - Philosophical Quarterly 29 (114):88-89.
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    Explaining the Mental: Naturalist and Non-Naturalist Approaches to Mental Acts and Processes.Carlo Penco, Michael Beaney & Massimiliano Vignolo (eds.) - 2007 - Cambridge Scholars Press.
    The aim of this collection of papers is to present different philosophical perspectives on the mental, exploring questions about how to define, explain and understand the various kinds of mental acts and processes, and exhibiting, in particular, the contrast between naturalistic and non-naturalistic approaches. There is a long tradition in philosophy of clarifying concepts such as those of thinking, knowing and believing. The task of clarifying these concepts has become ever more important with the major developments that have (...)
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  39. Courses of action or the uncatchableness of mental acts.Gilbert Ryle - 2000 - Philosophy 75 (3):331-344.
    We falter and stammer when trying to describe our own mental acts. Many mental acts, including thinking, are what the author calls ‘chain-undertakings’, that is, courses of action with some over-arching purpose governing the moment-by-moment sub-acts of which we are introspectively aware. Hence the intermittency and sporadicness of the passage of mental activity which constitutes thinking about something.
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    Brentano on the Individuation of Mental Acts.Hamid Taieb - forthcoming - European Journal of Philosophy.
    This paper aims to present and evaluate Brentano’s account of the individuation of mental acts. In his early works, Brentano assimilated mental acts to tropes; however, he encountered difficulties in explaining their individuation, since the usual solutions for the individuation of tropes were not readily applicable to his theory of mental acts. In a later period, Brentano introduced into his psychology what he called the “soul”, and this allowed him to explain the individuation of mental acts. (...)
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    Three Consequences of Ockham’s “Mental-Act” Theory.Larry Hickman - 1979 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 10 (1):99-105.
  42. C. Penco, M. Beaney, M. Vignolo (a c. di), Explaining the Mental: Naturalist and Non-Naturalist Approaches to Mental Acts and Processes. [REVIEW]M. Cristina Amoretti - 2009 - Epistemologia 32 (2):338.
     
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  43. The stream of thoughts versus mental acts.Richard W. Taylor - 1963 - Philosophical Quarterly 13 (October):311-321.
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    Intuitionism, Transformational Generative Grammar and Mental Acts.David Gil - 1983 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 14 (3):231.
    A remarkable philosophical affinity may be observed between the intuitionistic conception of mathematics and the transformational generative approach to the study of language: both disciplines profess a mentalistic ontology, both posit an idealized subject, and both insist on their autonomy with respect to other disciplines. This philosophical parallel is formalized in terms of a generalization of the intuitionistic notion of creative subject; resulting are the foundations of a unified theory of mental acts based on intuitionistic logic — capturing, inter (...)
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    Courses of action or the uncatchableness of mental acts.Gilbert Ry le - 2000 - Philosophy 75:331.
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  46. Brentano and the Primacy of Mental Act.Federico Boccaccini - unknown
     
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    The problem of mind and mental acts in the perspective of psychology in the Lvov-Warsaw School.Amadeusz Citlak - 2019 - Philosophical Psychology 32 (7):1049-1077.
    The philosophical-psychological Lvov-Warsaw School, derived from the philosophical tradition of Franz Brentano, developed his concept of intentionality for many years in an original way. This is particularly evident in Kazimierz Twardowski’s theory of actions and products and Tadeusz Tomaszewski’s theory of action. Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz’s semantic epistemology is also an important yet unfinished achievement (though less related to the issue of intentionality), in the light of which cognitive processes are organically embedded in cultural artefacts and, more specifically, in language. Despite the (...)
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    Richard E. Aquila, "Intentionality: A Study of Mental Acts". [REVIEW]Dallas Willard - 1981 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (1):132.
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  49. Mental Capacity Act Application: Social Care Settings.Michael Dunn & Anthony Holland - 2019 - In Rebecca Jacob, Michael Gunn & Anthony Holland (eds.), Mental Capacity Legislation: Principles and Practice. pp. 82-90.
    -/- Following the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) becoming law in 2005, and prior to its coming into force in 2007, there was a sustained effort to train support staff in the many social care settings where this new law was applicable. This training drive was necessary because, prior to the MCA, mental capacity law had evolved in the courts through consideration of a small number of cases that concerned serious medical treatments. These included the withdrawal of artificial nutrition (...)
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    The Mental Capacity Act 2005: a new framework for healthcare decision making.C. Johnston & J. Liddle - 2007 - Journal of Medical Ethics 33 (2):94-97.
    The Mental Capacity Act received Royal Assent on 7 April 2005, and it will be implemented in 2007. The Act defines when someone lacks capacity and it supports people with limited decision-making ability to make as many decisions as possible for themselves. The Act lays down rules for substitute decision making. Someone taking decisions on behalf of the person lacking capacity must act in the best interests of the person concerned and choose the options least restrictive of his or (...)
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