Single Idea 3812

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 8. Naturalising Reason]

Full Idea

The constraints of rationality ought to be thought of adverbially; they are a matter of the way in which we coordinate our intentionality.


'Intentionality' is the capacity to think ABOUT things, to have meaning

Gist of Idea

Rationality is the way we coordinate our intentionality


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Ch.1.II)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.23