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Re: [ontolog-forum] Intentionality Best Practices

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From: Simon Spero <sesuncedu@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 10:38:32 -0400
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On May 28, 2014 12:57 AM, "John F Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> S[E]S
> > The best practice for intentionality is probably to take an Intentional
> > Stance - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intentional_stance

> I don't disagree with Dennett.  But I would note that you would get the same results just by asking "Why?"  Whenever you get a partial answer, keep asking "Why?"

If you *keep* asking "why?", unless you are committed to an irredentist irreducible intentional realism you will fall through into questions  involving natural selection, calcium channels, and particle physics.  The answers will eventually ground out with ENOMEM , FRIN, and "Handled in code".

I do not believe that you believe this result to be what Dennett means.


"Medium sized propositional attitudes at a medium distance"

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