The Folk Concept of Intentional Action : Philosophical and Experimental Issues

  title={The Folk Concept of Intentional Action : Philosophical and Experimental Issues},
  author={Edouard Machery},
Recent experimental fi ndings by Knobe and others ( Knobe, 2003; Nadelhoffer, 2006b; Nichols and Ulatowski, 2007 ) have been at the center of a controversy about the nature of the folk concept of intentional action. I argue that the signifi cance of these fi ndings has been overstated. My discussion is two-pronged. First, I contend that barring a consensual theory of conceptual competence, the signifi cance of these experimental fi ndings for the nature of the concept of intentional action… CONTINUE READING

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