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Attitutes in action


Mental causation
Causal explanation
Intentional properties

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BAKER, Lynne Rudder. Attitutes in action : a causal account. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 25, n. 3, p. 47–78, 2002. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 abr. 2024.


This article aims to vindicate the commonsensical view that what we think affects what we do. In order to show that mental properties like believing, desiring and intending are causally explanatory, I propose a nonreductive, materialistic account that identifies beliefs and desires by their content, and that shows how differences in the contents of beliefs and desires can make causal differences in what we do. 



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