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The architecture of belief

Fitzpatrick, John


This thesis examines the theoretical underpinnings of intentional realism-the view that cognitive science and psychology will quantify over states such as beliefs and desires. Intentional realism contains the following three elements. First, it attributes a certain type of state to a system whose behaviour it is attempting to explain. I introduce the distinction between Level One and Level Two analyses of systems. Intentional realism postulates Level Two states of the system. Second, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78d79457609


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01Front_Fitzpatrick.pdfFront Matter282.48 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
02Whole_Fitzpatrick.pdfWhole Thesis15.49 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
03Chapter1-3_Fitzpatrick.pdf3.8 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
04Chapter4-6_Fitzpatrick.pdf3.82 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
05Chapter7-9_Fitzpatrick.pdf3.73 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail
06Epilogue,Appendix,Biblio_Fitzpatrick.pdf2.35 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

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