Unformatted text preview: goes even further: not only does intention entail belief, it actually is belief, though belief of a special kind: ‘self-fulfilling expectations that are motivated by a desire for their fulfillment, and that represent themselves as such’. Why the motivation by desire? Consider the insomniac who believes he will not go to sleep, and whose belief is what keeps him awake, and who realizes that this is so. We wouldn’t say that he intends to stay awake. But if his belief is motivated by a desire to stay awake, that is much more plausible....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, English-language films, 2003 singles, Belief, Bratman, The Insomniac