Intention

Intention is an agent's specific purpose in performing an action or series of actions, the end or goal that is aimed at. Outcomes that are unanticipated or unforeseen are known as unintended consequences.

Intentional behavior can also be just thoughtful and deliberate goal-directedness. Recent research in experimental philosophy has shown that other factors may also matter for whether or not an action is counted as intentional.

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Famous quotes containing the word intention:

    Parenthood is not an object of appetite or even desire. It is an object of will. There is no appetite for parenthood; there is only a purpose or intention of parenthood.
    —R.G. (Robin George)

    My intention is not to provoke but to appease; not to assail but to defend; not to conquer but to protect my loyal subjects and hereditary properties.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    I would say here something that was heard from an ecclesiastic of the most eminent degree; “That the intention of the Holy Ghost is to teach us how one goes to heaven, not how the heaven goes.”
    Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)