On Saturday, March 9, 2013 4:25:09 AM UTC-5, stathisp wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Craig Weinberg
> >> To act on itself, as far as I can understand it, would mean to be
> >> 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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