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Defending Non-Derived Content

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Abstract:

In “The Myth of Original Intentionality,” Daniel Dennett appears to want to argue for four claims involving the familiar distinction between original (or underived) and derived intentionality. Humans lack original intentionality.Humans have derived intentionality only.There is no distinction between original and derived intentionality. There is no such thing as original intentionality. We argue that Dennett's discussion fails to secure any of these conclusions for the contents of thoughts.

Keywords: Daniel Dennett; Derived Intentionality; Original Intentionality

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09515080500355186

Publication date: 2005-12-01

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