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Causal Theories of Intentionality

  • By: Robert Douglas Rupert
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

This entry surveys a range of proposed solutions to the problem of intentionality—that is, the problem of explaining how human thoughts can be about, or be directed toward, objects. The family of solutions described here takes the content of a mental ...