Definition of intentionality in English:

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intentionality

Pronunciation: /ɪˈntɛnʃ(ə)nalɪti/

noun

[mass noun]
1The fact of being deliberate or purposive.
Example sentences
  • Therefore, intentionality and deliberate programming done in camps often resulted in positive youth development.
  • As I have already outlined, a social fact for Searle is any fact that involves collective intentionality.
  • Any fact that involves shared collective intentionality is a social fact.
1.1 Philosophy The quality of mental states (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, desires, hopes) which consists in their being directed towards some object or state of affairs.
Example sentences
  • The latter, it will be recalled, is characterized by intentionality, directedness towards an object.
  • But, alas, such a clear and distinct view of mental intentionality still eludes philosophers of mind.
  • But the primary phenomena of intentionality are conscious experiences, including conscious thoughts.
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