Thought and Language Intentions and Intensions

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 215)


Nominalists and empiricists postulated intentions, which are concepts associated with words. Their theories concerning the way we acquire knowledge and concerning language are much more in accordance with the results of sciences that did not even exist in their days, such as ethology, neurobiology, psycholinguistics, than many philosophical, psychological or linguistic theories that are proposed today. Behaviourism and some cognitivistic theories are, indeed, to a large degree incompatible with the most recent findings in these domains.


Sense Organ Synaptic Cleft Linguistic Theory Psychological Phenomenon Mental Phenomenon 
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  1. 1.Belgium

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