Intentional action: Controversies, data, and core hypotheses

Alfred R. Mele
<span title="">2003</span> <i title="Informa UK Limited"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" style="color: black;">Philosophical Psychology</a> </i> &nbsp;
This article reviews some recent empirical work on lay judgments about what agents do intentionally and intend in various stories and explores its bearing on the philosophical project of providing a conceptual analysis of intentional action. The article is a case study of the potential bearing of empirical studies of a variety of folk concepts on philosophical efforts to analyze those concepts and vice versa. Topics examined include double effect; the influence of moral considerations on
more &raquo; ... ts about what is done intentionally and about what is intended; the influence of considerations of luck, skill, and causal deviance on judgments about what agents do intentionally; what interesting properties all cases of intentional action might share; and the debate between proponents of, respectively, "the Simple View" of the connection between intentional action and intention and "the Single Phenomenon View" of that connection.
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