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Speaker Series: David Chalmers, NYU

Title: " Intentionality, Australian-style"

Abstract:  What are the grounds of intentionality?  I will duscuss a "two-tiered" inferentialist approach inspired in part by Australian philosophers including Frank Jackson and Karen Neander.  On the approach I favor, the content of most concepts derives from their normative inferential roles with respect to simple concepts.  The residual issues are grounding the normative roles and grounding the content of simple concepts.  I will discuss naturalistic and non-naturalistic versions of this project.