According to the Simple View (SV) of intentional action famously refuted by Bratman (1984 & 1987), φ-ing is intentional only if the agent intended to φ. In this paper I show that none of five different objections to Bratman's counter-example – McCann's (1991), Garcia's (1990), Sverdlik's (1996), Stout's (2005), and Adams's (1986) – works. Therefore Bratman's contention that SV is false still stands.

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According to SV, E φ-s intentionally only if E intended to φ: ‘For me intentionally to A I must intend to A … I will call this the Simple View’ (Bratman 1987: 112). So I intentionally flipped the switch only if I intended to flip the switch. SV...

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