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Charting control-space: Comments on Susan Hurley's animal action in the space of reasons

Sterelny, Kim

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Hurley is right to reject the dichotomy between intentional agents and mere stimulus/response habit machines, and she is also right in thinking that it is important to map the space of systems for the adaptive control of behaviour. So there is much in this paper with which I agree. My disagreement concerns folk psychology. Hurley thinks that control space can be charted by asking whether and to what extent animals are intentional agents. In contrast, I doubt that the concepts of folk...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77185
Source: Mind and Language

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