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Single Idea 15018

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

Full Idea

One day the physicists will complete the catalogue of ultimate and irreducible properties of things. When they do, the like of spin, charm and charge will perhaps appear on the list. But aboutness sure won't; intentionality simply doesn't go that deep.

Gist of Idea

Intentionality is too superficial to appear in the catalogue of ultimate physics


Theodore Sider (Writing the Book of the World [2011], 4 Intro)

Book Reference

Sider,Theodore: 'Writing the Book of the World' [OUP 2011], p.97

A Reaction

Fodor's project is to give a reductive, and perhaps eliminative, account of intentionality of mind, while leaving open what one might do with the phenomenological aspects. Personally I don't think they will appear on the list either.