It has been proposed that intentional actions are supplied by a generative system of the sort proposed by Chomsky for language. In this paper I aim to provide a closer analysis of this claim for the sake of conceptual clarification. To this end, I will first clarify what is involved in the thesis of a structural analogy between language and action, and then I will consider what kind of evidence there seems to be in favour of the thesis of a neurobiological identity. On this basis, I will subsequently focus on two definitional issues. The first is whether, as the claim of a generative system for intentional action suggests, humans may perform an infinite number of possible actions. The second is whether, as the claim of a generative system for intentional action suggests, what is at issue is conscious planning of action and therefore controlled processing.
|Titolo:||A generative system for intentional action?|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Citazione:||A generative system for intentional action? / MAZZONE M. - In: TOPOI. - ISSN 0167-7411. - 33:1(2014), pp. 77-85.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|