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20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 1. Intention to Act / c. Reducing intentions

[explaining intentions by more basic ingredients]

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Action needs an affinity for a presentation, and an impulse toward the affinity [Plutarch]
Davidson gave up reductive accounts of intention, and said it was a primitive [Davidson, by Wilson/Schpall]
Bratman rejected reducing intentions to belief-desire, because they motivate, and have their own standards [Bratman, by Wilson/Schpall]
On one model, an intention is belief-desire states, and intentional actions relate to beliefs and desires [Wilson/Schpall]