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Approaches to Intentionality$
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William Lyons

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198752226

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.001.0001

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A Brain's-Eye View of Intentionality

A Brain's-Eye View of Intentionality

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(p.157) 6 A Brain's-Eye View of Intentionality
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Approaches to Intentionality
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William Lyons

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.003.0007

This chapter is concerned with the primitive yet foundational intentionality of the brain. It argues that, while it is true that all sensory systems produce effects in the brain in currency called electrical impulses, this currency is not a language of any kind. Firstly, the book provides general comments on the lessons learned in part one of the book. Then it discusses the layers of intentionality: brain-level intentionality, sensory experience intentionality, linguistic intentionality, and the intentionality of the propositional attitudes. The third section outlines the distinction between a language, a code, and an analogue transmission device. The fourth section examines the brain as an analogue information transmitter and processor. The next two sections introduce the concept of mapping and transforming, and maps and records.

Keywords:   electrical impulses, brain-level intentionality, sensory experience intentionality, linguistic intentionality, sensory experience, analogue transmission, mapping, transforming

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