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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 a subject, as inherent in conscious states, beliefs, or creations of the mind, such as sentences or books.
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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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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.
With over 18% of African Americans over the age of 20 living with diabetes, the time has come to address this issue with urgency and intentionality.
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criticism of Brentano and James on emotions, Bentano's take on the intentionality of pleasure, and responses to unpublished works.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.
First, the biological/neurophysiological and socio-historical explanations of the intentionality of the experiential economic agency will be presented.
Dealing head-on with intentionality, the bugbear of all deconstructionist critics who have hijacked literary studies to the great detriment of the discipline, it is crucial to the understanding of Swirski's masterpiece as well as to the understanding of how his contemporary approach can be understood in terms of Ingarden's phenomenology.
This article fuses ideas expressed by Buyer (1990) in Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate and the concept of practical intentionality into a theory-grounded model to help counselors to conceptualize, contextualize, and express their professional identity through application, discovery, teaching, and integration.
Last, intentionality is a property of mental states, namely, their "of-ness," "about-ness," or representing quality.
As Scott puts it, "Anyone can be a parent, but being a Godly parent takes intentionality.
First-order intentionality is understanding that an object exists even if it has disappeared (object permanence).