Tuesday, 5 August 2008

McDowell on Intentions in Action


Dr. James M. 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.