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Intention Characters ¿ 2 Æ Intention is one of the masterworks of twentieth century philosophy in English First published in 1957 it has acuired the status of a modern philosophical classic The book attempts to show in detail that the natural and widely accepted picture of what we mean by an intention gives rise to insoluble problems and must be abandoned Modern philosophical classic The book attempts to show in detail that the natural and widely accepted picture of what we mean by an in. Christ difficult Very brief very ordinary and yet unsettling Her language looks very clear – it's jargon free – but on engaging with it you see it's blurred terse arduous She never introduces the uestion at hand nor does she make any introduction at all on page 1 she sets about the concept with a monologue an air of Wittgenstein's observational tragedy Anyway I'm pretty sure it's about the problem of intention ‘ what answers ‘why’ and why does it’ Or ‘ how can teleology be explained in terms of brute causation science’ I think her points are that intentions are justified with reasons and not evidence; intentional explanation is not causal explanation; intentional action is not amenable to a naturalist reduction because to explain an action with reasons is precisely to not explain it with laws of nature; that intention is not a mental state but a process involving ; that we have synthetic but non observational and non inferential knowledge of the world; that we have this simply because we 'know about' our bodies and intentions That needs work to be representative 1 if you don’t know that you are doing something you’re not doing it intentionally; 2 if it’s only during or after the fact that you infer you’re doing something you can’t be doing it for reasons So if you are doing something intentional you necessarily know you are doing it She thinks this knowledge isn’t based on observing oneself or post hoc theorising Intention was intended as the first piece of the first 'proper' psychologised account of agency She thought one needed an action theory before one could have a real moral theory But conseuentialism sidesteps that need just as it ducks the free will responsibility uestion and the warm glow problem and the meta ethical status of moral language But a key need one conseuentialism can never avoid is people’s need to assert their own importance and metaphysical uniuenessIf you take nothing else from it take the reasons vs causes distinction seriously It is a real problem necessary for serious inuiry into humans

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Intention is one of the masterworks of twentieth century philosophy in English First published in 1957 it has acuired the status of a. A veritable font of wisdom and light If only I understood it

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IntentionTention gives rise to insoluble problems and must be abandoned This is a welcome reprint of a book that continues to grow in importanc. this is one of the better books written in 20th century analytic philosophy also one of the infuriating anscombe charts out an area of inuiry intentional action or acting under a reason drawing on aristotle and to some degree wittgenstein as guides along the way she gives her own account of what practical reasoning is meant to be anscombe exemplifies the virtue of stating things we all know to be true yet are always inclined to forget when we do philosophy