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Sense Perception as Intentional

  • Sümeyye Parıldar
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Part of the Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind book series (SHPM, volume 24)

Abstract

The fifth chapter aims at accounting for the ‘production’ process of intentionality. How is it possible for a being like humans to have a special world for themselves which is ‘different’ from the extra-mental world? Mulla Sadra claims that we-humans ‘create’ the samples of the things in the extra-mental world in our souls. That is thanks to the creative imagination in human. This chapter leans on the theories of sense perception for describing the process of intentionality. The first sections describe Aristotle’s and Avicenna’s descriptions in their psychological texts followed by Mulla Sadra’s theory of sense perception.

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