Direction of Fit: an essay about intentionality and free will from an externalist point of view.

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This paper aims to review some features of the concept of intentionality and free will regarding its connections with direction of fit. Firstly, the notion of intentionality and its main characteristics according to Searle (1983) and García-Carpintero (1996) are analysed. Secondly, and considering the previous analysis, Searle and Dennett’s notion of free will is reviewed and discussed. As part of this discussion, and regarding the role of direction of fit, some passages from Kenny’s The Metaphysics of Mind are reviewed in order to criticize Searle’s conception of free will.

Key Words: Intentionality, Free Will, Direction of Fit, Mind, Analytic Philosophy

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