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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Acquiring a folk theory of intentionality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107, 207-228.
Thomasson (1996, 1999) follows in this respect the act-object theory of intentionality defended first by the polish philosophers Twardowski and Ingarden.
The main interest of Okrent, however, is to propose a pragmatic theory of intentionality capable of accounting for behavior in living organisms.
Since more than half of the study concerns Husserl's theory of intentionality, Hickerson's work is most precisely a study of the background and a clarification of the idea of intentionality in Husserl's 'first phenomenology'.
In her unitary theory of intentionality as the matrix for healing, Zahourek (2002), contends that healing is "a dynamic, transformational and ongoing process in which individuals" experience a shift in their being and feel they have significantly changed" (p.