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Single Idea 3806

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 8. Naturalising Reason]

Full Idea

Constraints of rationality are built into the structure of mind and language, specifically into the structure of intentionality and speech acts.


'Intentionality' is the capacity to think ABOUT things, to have meaning

Gist of Idea

Rationality is built into the intentionality of the mind, and its means of expression


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Int xiv)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.-3