Is the language of intentional psychology an efficient tool for evolutionists?

@article{Brunnander2008IsTL,
  title={Is the language of intentional psychology an efficient tool for evolutionists?},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn Brunnander},
  journal={Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={147-52}
}
The language of intentional psychology is commonly used as a means of addressing issues concerning selection. This habit is generally considered an efficient shorthand, but oft-reported misunderstandings leave room for doubt. I stress the general point that efficiency of a mode of expression is an empirical matter, deserving the same treatment, theoretically and methodologically, as other such matters. Mistaken assumptions regarding the relevant cognitive capacities may make for inefficient… CONTINUE READING