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Re: [ontolog-forum] Intentionality Best Practices

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From: "Obrst, Leo J." <lobrst@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 11:18:37 +0000
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John,    (01)

I wasn't suggesting that folks don't discuss intentionality, only that John 
Bottoms focus his query on the aspects of intentionality he was interested in, 
given it's such a large topic. And that's what he has done, at least initially.     (02)

Leo     (03)

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>For any subject you can mention, there are many volumes written
>about it.  That is one reason why I say that there is no such thing
>as a primitive where analysis stops:  it is always possible to do
>a deeper analysis.
>> I don't know that we can address "intentionality" in any detail
>> (see:http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/intentionality/ for a brief,
>> accessible discussion). There is just too much.
>But don't give up.  As Calvin Coolidge said,
>> You can't do everything at once, but you can do something at once.
>For example, the difference between 'look' and 'see' is intention.
>That's something simple we can start with.
>This gets into speech acts, which are all intentional.  In fact,
>every "action" is performed by some human or animal for some purpose.
>People do represent these things.  Don't give up.
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