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Single Idea 20078

[catalogued under 20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 1. Intention to Act / a. Nature of intentions]

Full Idea

One way to incorporate this [normative] feature of intentions would be to treat them like internal promises.

Gist of Idea

The normativity of intentions would be obvious if they were internal promises


Rowland Stout (Action [2005], 8 'Intention')

Book Reference

Stout,Rowland: 'Action' [Acumen 2005], p.130

A Reaction

Interesting. The concept of a promise is obviously closely linked to an intention. If you tell your companion exactly where you intend your golf ball to land, you can thereby be held accountable, in a manner resembling a promise (but not a promise).