On Saturday, March 9, 2013 4:25:09 AM UTC-5, stathisp wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Craig Weinberg 
> <whats...@gmail.com<javascript:>> 
> wrote: 
> >> To act on itself, as far as I can understand it, would mean to be 
> uncaused 
> >> or truly random, which is indeed incompatible with determinism. But why 
> >> should that have anything to do with "intentionality"? 
> > 
> > 
> > What is intention if not acting on, or better 'through' yourself? 
> Intention in the colloquial sense is when I want to do something. I 
> still want to do things whether my brain processes are deterministic 
> or probabilistic. 

I agree in the sense that your definition picks up on the independence of 
intention from deterministic-probabilistic (unintentional) conditions, but 
if we are talking about how a universe which was purely d-p would wind up 
having something within it that could have "intention", then it doesn't 
make sense. We can't say that "In a universe which is entirely 
unintentional, it is not a problem that intention exists anyways."


> -- 
> Stathis Papaioannou 

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