Intentionality

In Richard L. Gregory (ed.), Southwestern Journal of Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 139-143 (1987)
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Daniel C. Dennett
Tufts University
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Intentionality is aboutness. Some things are about other things: a belief can be about icebergs, but an iceberg is not about anything; an idea can be about the number 7, but the number 7 is not about anything; a book or a film can be about Paris, but Paris is not about anything. Philosophers have long been concerned with the analysis of the phenomenon of intentionality, which has seemed to many to be a fundamental feature of mental states and events.
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