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The narrative practice hypothesis: origins and applications of folk psychology

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Abstract


  • Psychologically normal adult humans make sense of intentional actions by trying to decide for which reason they were performed. This is a datum that requires our understanding. Although there have been interesting recent debates about how we should understand ‘reasons’, I will follow a long tradition and assume that, at a bare minimum, to act for a reason involves having appropriately interrelated beliefs and desires.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2007). The narrative practice hypothesis: origins and applications of folk psychology. Philosophy, 60 (May), 43-68.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1782&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/777

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 43

End Page


  • 68

Volume


  • 60

Issue


  • May

Abstract


  • Psychologically normal adult humans make sense of intentional actions by trying to decide for which reason they were performed. This is a datum that requires our understanding. Although there have been interesting recent debates about how we should understand ‘reasons’, I will follow a long tradition and assume that, at a bare minimum, to act for a reason involves having appropriately interrelated beliefs and desires.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Hutto, D. (2007). The narrative practice hypothesis: origins and applications of folk psychology. Philosophy, 60 (May), 43-68.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1782&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/777

Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 43

End Page


  • 68

Volume


  • 60

Issue


  • May