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The to-infinitive as goal-argument

Bettelou Los

in The Rise of the To-Infinitive

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274765
eISBN:
9780191705885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274765.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that some purpose adjuncts were reinterpreted as GOAL-arguments of conatives and verbs of persuading and urging. This involved a semantic change of the higher verb. Verbs meaning ... More


Agency, Emotions, and the Problem of Import

Bennett W. Helm

in Love, Friendship, and the Self: Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567898
eISBN:
9780191722387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567898.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter sketches a basic account of what it is for something to have import to an agent — of what it is for an agent to care about something — in terms of which is distinguished mere ... More


Evaluative Induction

John L. Pollock

in Thinking about Acting: Logical Foundations for Rational Decision Making

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304817
eISBN:
9780199850907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304817.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

How does evaluative induction work? This can be divided into three separate questions. First, what are the values stored in the evaluative database? They are values the agent attaches to features, ... More


Some Observations about Evaluative Cognition

John L. Pollock

in Thinking about Acting: Logical Foundations for Rational Decision Making

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195304817
eISBN:
9780199850907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304817.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter consists of some miscellaneous observations about evaluative cognition. They are of some interest, but they are inessential to the rest of the theory. By and large, they deal with highly ... More


Planning Agency, Autonomous Agency

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Are there forms of psychological functioning that can be characterized without seeing the agent herself as playing an irreducible role and that are plausible candidates for sufficient conditions for ... More


Autonomy and Hierarchy

Michael E. Bratman

in Structures of Agency: Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195187717
eISBN:
9780199893058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187717.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores multiple philosophical pressures in the direction of conative hierarchy as an element in autonomous agency. A central idea is that there is, in autonomy, a certain transparency ... More


Questions of Character

Iskra Fileva (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199357703
eISBN:
9780199357734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357703.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This anthology brings together first-rate philosophers with a variety of backgrounds, as well as scholars from psychology, economics, and law in order to deliver a collection that captures the ... More


Sexual Identities and Narratives of Self

Gillian Einstein and Owen Flanagan

in Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195140057
eISBN:
9780199847402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Certain philosophical ideas about identity, what makes one human, and other such dimensions may be associated with conceptions that concern how scientific knowledge about sense of self may be ... More


Language as Conative Force

Douglas Robinson

in Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019477
eISBN:
9780262314909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019477.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Devoted to a series of readings of Austin’s (1962/1975) speech-act theory—Derrida (1972/1988) on iterability and the displacement of force, Bakhtin (1934-1935/1982) on internal dialogism, and ... More


Semantic Distinctions between Impersonal and Non-impersonal Verbs of Emotion: Evidence from Entries in the Middle English Dictionary

Ayumi Miura

in Middle English Verbs of Emotion and Impersonal Constructions: Verb Meaning and Syntax in Diachrony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199947157
eISBN:
9780190204556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199947157.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 5 offers a careful analysis of the data from the entries of the Middle English Dictionary according to the five factors which were identified in Chapter 2 as possibly having influenced the ... More


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