intentionality


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in·ten·tion·al·i·ty

(ĭn-tĕn′shə-năl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·ten·tion·al·i·ties
1. The state of having or being formed by an intention.
2. Philosophy The property of being about or directed toward an object or end, especially as attributed to conscious states, beliefs, or other mental phenomena such as language.
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Noun1.intentionality - expressive of intentions
deliberateness, deliberation - the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; "he was a man of judicial deliberation"
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Their topics include consciousness and intentionality in his lecture on descriptive psychology, abstraction and similarity: edition and translation of the correspondence between Marty and Cornelius, Marty and Meinong on what judgements are about, his psychological semantics and its posterity: internalism and externalism, and his heritage from philosophy to linguistics: dissemination and theory testing.
After I factor in my nightly six hours of shut-eye, dedicated time with my toddler-turned-preschooler, service to IMA, exercise, extended family, and more, it becomes even more important to focus on the quality and intentionality of my workday schedule rather than idealisms that inevitably fight against pragmatism ("I can do it all, and I can get that perfect 10
In addition, Killen and Rizzo (2014) reported that intentionality, referring to children's concepts of intention, and their usage of intention cues in evaluating actions (Imamoglu, 1976) is closely connected not only with desires and beliefs but also with moral judgments, which are children's responses to morally relevant issues in social interactions (Killen & Rizzo, 2014), because the recognition of intentionality is essential in making such judgments.
In order for change to take hold, intentionality must be central.
This notion is used to build the author's theoretical framework, which incorporates self-consciousness, reflexivity, and intentionality into a cognitive motivational theory of a priori loneliness (Mijuscovic, 2015, p.
In elaborating upon this idea, A Natural History of Human Thinking defends a double pulse model of this trajectory: an initial shift from individual to joint intentionality (perhaps complete at the evolution of Homo Heidelbergensis, roughly half a million years ago), and then a further evolutionary shift from joint to collective intentionality, as social life became organized around larger and self-aware groups.
Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind.
Included are an account of the legacy of Brentano's sense of perception and feeling, his attitude that there is no representation without self-representation, his understanding of pre-reflective self-awareness and the unity of consciousness, his varieties of intentionality, his feelings on Aristotle, Marty's intentionalist theory of meaning, Brentano's phenomenology of meaning, "being" as true from Aristotle to Brentano, psychological ontology and the good, Stumpf's criticism of Brentano and James on emotions, Bentano's take on the intentionality of pleasure, and responses to unpublished works.
Holt's analysis, in Chapter Two, contributes to Dudley's argument by suggesting that intentionality on the part of libraries is essential for their role in resilient cities.
This paper sets out to closely examine intentionality and an extension of this concept to encompass the learner as well as the teacher.
This leads to a distinction between actual behaviour and plans, which is essential to express the concept of intentionality and hence the ability to assess the intentionality of other agents observed actions.