intensionality


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intensionality

(ɪnˌtɛnʃəˈnælɪtɪ)
n
(Logic) logic the state of being intensional
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To proceed with intensionality as given in human cognition, we are wise, in general semantics terms, to side with extensionality.
Whether or not Parsons's (redirected) criticism succeeds depends, say Oppenheimer and Zalta, "on one's analysis of the intentionality of directed mental states and the intensionality of denoting phrases.
The challenge of 'the intensionality of selection-for' (xviii), simply put, is whether a claim that gene A was selected for (in contrast to variant allele B) can be expressed in terms of physical causes without either invoking intentions, hence intensional language, or 'laws of selection' supporting counterfactual conditionals.
Specific topics include possible worlds for semantics for predicates, intensionality and coercion, and coercion versus indeterminacy in opaque verbs.
They cover alternate approaches to fine-grained intensionality and intensions as primitives, introduce a higher-order, fine-grained intensional logic, property theory with Curry typing, number theory and cardinality, anaphora and ellipsis, underspecified interpretations, expressive power and formal strength.
With reference to a hypothetical extensional-intensional orientation interaction continuum, both have coexistence with the intensionality of rationalism being potentially respected while being subjugated pragmatically to the extensionality of empiricism.
It is one of the great ironies of twentieth century philosophy that Quine's harsh animadversions against intensionality and modality led to their fruitful formulation in terms of Quine's own method of deciding ontological questions by a discernment of the truth-relevant structure of sentences about the relevant domain.
Again and again, when we use "to be" (especially the is-of-identity and the is-of-predication), we introduce confusion about intensionality and extensionality.