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Intentionality, Consciousness, and Intentional Relations: From Phenomenology to Cognitive Science

  • John Barresi
Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 52)

In this chapter I look closely at the intentionality of consciousness from a naturalistic perspective. I begin with a consideration of Gurwitsch’s suggestive ideas about the role of acts of consciousness in constituting both the objects and the subjects of consciousness. I turn next to a discussion of how these ideas relate to my own empirical approach to intentional relations seen from a developmental perspective. This is followed by a discussion of some recent ideas in philosophical cognitive science on the intentionality of consciousness, both with respect to the objects and the subjects of consciousness. I show that these recent trends tend to naturalize intentionality and consciousness in directions compatible with the descriptive aspects of Gurwitsch’s constitutive phenomenology.

Keywords

Intentional Object Intentional Relation Naturalistic Perspective Reflective Consciousness Consciousness Study 
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