Three Myths of Intentionality Versus Some Medieval Philosophers

Gyula Klima
Fordham University
This paper argues that three characteristic modern positions concerning intentionality – namely, (1) that intentionality is ‘the mark of the mental’; (2) that intentionality concerns a specific type of objects having intentional inexistence; and (3) that intentionality somehow defies logic – are just three ‘modern myths’ that medieval philosophers, from whom the modern notion supposedly originated, would definitely reject.
Keywords esse intentionale   aboutness    ampliation   appellatio rationis    information   encoding
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DOI 10.1080/09672559.2013.788266
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