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The Sources of Intentionality

Uriah Kriegel


What do thoughts, hopes, paintings, words, desires, photographs, traffic signs, and perceptions have in common? They are all about something, are directed, are contentful—in a way chairs and trees, for example, are not. This book inquires into the source of this power of directedness that some items exhibit while others do not. An approach to this issue prevalent in the philosophy of the past half-century seeks to explain the power of directedness in terms of certain items' ability to reliably track things in their environment. A very different approach, with a venerable history and enjoying a ... More

Keywords: intentionality, experience, consciousness, tracking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199742974
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Uriah Kriegel, author
University of Arizona
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