Intentional Contents and Self-Control

  title={Intentional Contents and Self-Control},
  author={Guy van Orden and John G. Holden},
Conventional research programs adopt efficient cause as a metaphor for how mental events affect behavior. Such theory-constitutive metaphors usefully restrict the purview of research programs, to define the space of possibilities. However, conventional research programs have not yet offered a plausible account of how intentional contents control action, and such an account may be beyond the range of its theoretical possibilities. Circular causality supplies a more inclusive metaphor for how… CONTINUE READING
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