@misc{cogprints2922, editor = {William Bechtel}, title = {Intentional Action in Folk Psychology: An Experimental Investigation}, author = {Joshua Knobe}, year = {2003}, journal = {Philosophical Psychology}, keywords = {Intentional Action, Action Theory, Folk Morality, Folk Psychology, Intention}, url = {http://cogprints.org/2922/}, abstract = {Four experiments examined people?s folk-psychological concept of intentional action. The chief question was whether or not evaluative considerations {--} considerations of good and bad, right and wrong, praise and blame {--} played any role in that concept. The results indicated that the moral qualities of a behavior strongly influence people?s judgements as to whether or not that behavior should be considered ?intentional.? After eliminating a number of alternative explanations, the author concludes that this effect is best explained by the hypothesis that evaluative considerations do play some role in people?s concept of intentional action.} }