intensional object

intensional object

n
(Logic) logic philosophy the object of a propositional attitude that may or may not exist, as in Robert is dreaming of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This must be an intensional (or opaque) context, for otherwise, since there is no pot of gold, Robert would be dreaming of nothing
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must be require some kind of connection between (some of) the sentence tokens whose intensional abstractions fill the intensional object places in [T.
We allow for multiple intensional objects, but only one bearer of these objects--no group minds.
On one view of intensional objects, these individuals H-h are "possible individuals", while those in h are "actual individuals".
A good deal of philosophical trouble has been occasioned by confusing the verbally or mentally intended reference to an object with an intensional object.
19) But Brentano's followers were not always so cautious, and Alexius Meinong, for one, endowed intensional objects with a distinctly problematic objectivity.
It leads Perry to think of the self as a kind of intensional object, which guides the body, and which only the agent can have knowledge of; whereas, as we shall see, the only relevant object around is John Perry, i.
For, through discriminating between referential and attributive forms of speech, we shall find not only beliefs about Georgia but also beliefs about the self are not about intensional objects in the way the tradition thinks.
Intensional objects, such as propositions, meanings, synonymies, and so on, fail the criterion of identity (meanings in particular fail to have identity criteria).
Truth theories, being extensional, would seem to have difficulties handling such intensional objects.
However, those who are sceptical about the knowledge of intensional objects need to be told more than (in effect) "if you (implicitly) accepted intensional objects in other areas you cannot object to their use here.