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Intentional Action and Side Effects in Ordinary Language
An experimental study of the conditions under which people claim, in ordinary language, that a particular behavior was performed 'intentionally.' The study was primarily concerned with the status ofExpand
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Intentional action in folk psychology: An experimental investigation
Four experiments examined people's folk-psychological concept of intentional action. The chief question was whether or not evaluative considerations--considerations of good and bad, right and wrong,Expand
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The Folk Concept of Intentionality
Abstract When perceiving, explaining, or criticizing human behavior, people distinguish between intentional and unintentional actions. To do so, they rely on a shared folk concept of intentionality.Expand
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The Concept of Intentional Action: A Case Study in the Uses of Folk Psychology
It is widely believed that the primary function of folk psychology lies in the prediction, explanation and control of behavior. A question arises, however, as to whether folk psychology has also beenExpand
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Moral Responsibility and Determinism: The Cognitive Science of Folk Intuitions
The dispute between compatibilists and incompatibilists must be one of the most persistent and heated deadlocks in Western philosophy. Incompatibilists maintain that people are not fully morallyExpand
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Disgust sensitivity predicts intuitive disapproval of gays.
Two studies demonstrate that a dispositional proneness to disgust ("disgust sensitivity") is associated with intuitive disapproval of gay people. Study 1 was based on previous research showing thatExpand
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Cause and Norm
Much of the philosophical literature on causation has focused on the concept of “actual” causation, sometimes called “token” causation. In particular, it is this notion of actual causation thatExpand
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Person as scientist, person as moralist
  • J. Knobe
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 1 August 2010
Abstract It has often been suggested that people's ordinary capacities for understanding the world make use of much the same methods one might find in a formal scientific investigation. A series ofExpand
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Intention, intentional action and moral considerations
Adams, F. 1986. Intention and intentional action: the simple view. Mind and Language 1: 281–301. Adams, F. 1997. Cognitive trying. In Contemporary Action Theory, vol. 1, ed. G. Holmstron-Hintikka andExpand
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More than a body: mind perception and the nature of objectification.
According to models of objectification, viewing someone as a body induces de-mentalization, stripping away their psychological traits. Here evidence is presented for an alternative account, where aExpand
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