Intentionality

Intentionality is a term used to describe the way of being directed upon an object. There are certain ways in which an individual may be said to have something as his object.
Intentionality is prima facie a reasonable candidate for the criterion of the mental.
Intentionality is exhibited in a variety of phenomena. If a person experiences an emotion toward an object he has an intentional attitude toward it. Intentionality comprises many of the things that one thinks of as typically mental; it has a broader scope than purposefulness, and, that is why, it is the criterion of the mental.
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