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The following things about these adjusters must be remembered: (1) They mark standard or typical deviations from a standard. (2) They are kept within the conceptual ambit of the standard concept for various good policy reasons. (3) They each cancel a set of features of the standard case. (4) They assert (or imply) specific ways in which the deviations are like the standard case. (5) They assert (or imply) specific ways in which the deviations positively differ from the standard case. (6) Since each adjuster functions by cancellation upon some feature of the standard concept to which it is attached, we can, by conversion, uncover these features affirmatively and originally set into the standard case itself.
On this account of the interrelationship of these terms an intentional act is a pleonasm since it does not differ from an act simpliciter - just as real coins and real ducks do not differ from coins and ducks simpliciter, nor real tomatoes from tomatoes. The difference marked by readjuster terms is contextual. They presuppose that deviance from a standard was asserted or threatened and issue a denial. This denial as we have seen constitutes an affirmation that the case in question conforms to the conceptual standard.
These other terms, as we shall see, in addition to 'motive', include, on the side of agency, nodal points in the process of practical reason such as 'desire' and 'belief', from which we have just come and which are explanatory because of their content and function, and 'intention' to which we shall shortly come. On the side of action we shall find the objective but still functional correlatives of the content of these nomological anchors in such terms as 'goal event', 'means event' and 'event of agency', as well as their correlative functions.
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