heavy-handed sleight-of-hand

Sean D. Kelly

pp. 45-55

We argue that heterophenomenology both over- and under-populates the intentional realm. For example, when one is involved in coping, one's mind does not contain beliefs. Since the heterophenomenologist interprets all intentional commitment as belief, he necessarily overgenerates the belief contents of the mind. Since beliefs cannot capture the normative aspect of coping and perceiving, any method, such as heterophenomenology, that allows for only beliefs is guaranteed not only to overgenerate beliefs but also to undergenerate other kinds of intentional phenomena.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11097-006-9042-y

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Kelly, S. D. (2007). Heterophenomenology: heavy-handed sleight-of-hand. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (1-2), pp. 45-55.

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