Abstract

What is it to view human behavior as expressive of mind? In this paper, I argue that a proper conception of what human expressiveness amounts to can only be appreciated once we have overcome a tendency to view behavior in terms of a dichotomy of mere behavior and intentional action. The paper has two parts. First, I argue that central forms of expression cannot be captured if we assume such a dichotomy. Second, I use Richard Moran’s recent account of testimony as one example of the problems that such a dichotomy gives rise to.