Intention

[Revised entry by Kieran Setiya on January 20, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Philosophical perplexity about intention begins with its appearance in three guises: intention for the
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[Revised entry by Kieran Setiya on January 20, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Philosophical perplexity about intention begins with its appearance in three guises: intention for the future, as when I intend to complete this entry by the end of the month; the intention with which someone acts, as I am typing with the further intention of writing an introductory sentence; and intentional action, as in the fact that I am typing these words intentionally. As Elizabeth Anscombe wrote in a...

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