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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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We thus proposed that employee innovation attributions to different intentionalities indirectly affect innovation effectiveness by shaping implementation behavior.
It is key that the reader of P&P keeps in mind what intentionalities are: recognisably different types of thoughts (mental "phenomena') and their targets--remembering something, imagining something, feeling something, judging something, and so on.
Ethical curvature Of space is our normal condition and needs neither cognition nor volition to occur: we are affected by others before and beyond these (later) intentionalities. From his first critique of cognition and volition in his dissertation, Levinas spoke of another intentionality that did not re-present but rather presented the other (in non-representational affective tension).