Tuesday, 5 August 2008

McDowell on Intentions in Action


j matthias dow said...

do you respond to the view presented here in any of your posts? i'd be interested in hearing what you think of this lecture.


J Matt,
No posted response yet. I've only just began thinking about Action and Intentionality, so I'm still trying to formulate my ideas on the subject. However, at this point I am very sympathetic to most of the ideas expressed in the lecture. I was particularly pleased to hear the passing reference to "proto-rational agents", since the attempt to accommodate such agents is proving to be a significant influence on the shape of my conception of intentional action and explanation.