Single Idea 18088

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 4. Intentionality / b. Intentionality theories]

Full Idea

My thesis is that intentionality is the mark, not of the mental, but of the dispositional.

Gist of Idea

Intentionality is the mark of dispositions, not of the mental


Ullin T. Place (Intentionality and the Physical: reply to Mumford [1999], 1)

Book Reference

-: 'The Philosophical Quarterly' [-], p.225

A Reaction

An idea with few friends, but I really like it, because it offers the prospect of a unified account of physical nature and the mind/brain. It seems reasonable to say my mind is essentially a bunch of dispositions. Mind is representations + dispositions.