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"Intentional Action and Side Effects in Ordinary Language"

By Joshua Knobe


There has been a long-standing dispute in the philosophical literature about the conditions under which a behavior counts as 'intentional.' Much of the debate turns on questions about the use of certain words and phrases in ordinary language. The present paper investigates these questions empirically, using experimental techniques to investigate people's use of the relevant words and phrases.

Topics: Philosophy of Mind
Publisher: Blackwell
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1093/analys/63.3.190
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