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Single Idea 4087

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 4. Intentionality / a. Nature of intentionality]

Full Idea

Intentionalism (the doctrine that all mental states are intentional) need not be the thesis that all mental states are propositional attitudes.


Propositional attitudes are attitudes to proposiions, like believing or hoping it is raining

Gist of Idea

Intentionalism does not require that all mental states be propositional attitudes


Tim Crane (Elements of Mind [2001], 3.22)

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.74

A Reaction

This points to the requirement for an intentionalist to prove that so-called 'qualia' states are essentially intentional, which is not implausible.