n.1.The state of being disposed or inclined; inclination; propensity.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Attitude, according to the editors of the OED, has as its principal meanings things very different from those I, and I suspect you, use daily: '(1) fitness, adaptation, (2) disposedness, disposition, posture.
Indeed, since intending and desiring presuppose desiring or valuing certain things in and for themselves, and since, as Anscombe's saucer of mud shows, what one desires or values in and for itself depends upon one's Befindlichkeit, that is, one's affective disposedness, natural perception is not at all a faculty merely contingently, hence separably, wired up to faculties of desire and feeling.
Because self-comportment toward entities is essentially sighted in the sense outlined, it always involves perception, and therefore volition and affective disposedness. So pace Dreyfus, genuinely skillful, context-sensitive intentional behavior always involves a (minimally!) representational awareness, indeed, a consciousness of entities.
Dasein's attunement not only reflects its disposedness, but also "discloses" the world as that which is always already there, the world's being and the meaning of being itself.