At the roots of consciousness: Intentional presentations

Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (1):94-114 (2007)
The Author argues for a non-semantic theory of intentionality, i.e. a theory of intentional reference rooted in the perceptive world. Specifically, the paper concerns two aspects of the original theory of intentionality: the structure of intentional objects as appearance (an unfolding spatio-temporal structure endowed with a direction), and the cognitive processes involved in a psychic act at the primary level of cognition. Examples are given from the experimental psychology of vision, with a particular emphasis on the relation between phenomenal space and colour appearances.
Keywords *Cognitive Processes  *Intention  *Semantics  *Theories  *Vision  Experimental Psychology  Perception
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