Phenomenology, Intentionality, and the Unity of the Mind

George Graham, Terence Horgan and John Tienson

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199262618
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

 Phenomenology, Intentionality, and the Unity of the Mind

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Phenomenology, the movement, has contributed and continues to contribute much to the study of phenomenal consciousness as well as to understanding the role of intentionality in our conscious lives. This article, however, is not about intellectual history or methodological movements. So it is not about such contributions. There is nothing in this article about the movement (Phenomenology) but much about the property (phenomenology). The word ‘intentionality’ is a technical word for the feature of a mental state in virtue of which it is directed at or is about or represents something other than itself.

Keywords: phenomenology; intentionality; unity of the mind; mental state; phenomenal consciousness; conscious lives

Article.  12312 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Philosophy of Mind

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