Title
Unconscious goals : specific or unspecific? The potential harm of the goal/gene analogyUnconscious goals : specific or unspecific? The potential harm of the goal/gene analogy
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Research group
Centre for Philosophical Psychology
Publication type
article
Publication
New york :Cambridge univ press,
Subject
Psychology
Biology
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Behavioral and brain sciences. - Cambridge, 1978, currens
Volume/pages
37(2014):2, p. 152-153
ISSN
0140-525X
1469-1825
ISI
000335826100021
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Huang & Bargh's (H&B's) definition of goals is ambiguous between "specific goals" - the end-state of a token action I am about to perform - and "unspecific goals" - the end-state of an action-type (without specifying how this would be achieved). The analogy with selfish genes pushes the authors towards the former interpretation, but the latter would provide a more robust theoretical framework.
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