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Single Idea 2977

[catalogued under 18. Thought / C. Content / 1. Content]

Full Idea

I cannot say I am simply thinking but not thinking about anything.

Gist of Idea

All thinking has content


William Lyons (Approaches to Intentionality [1995], Intro)

Book Reference

Lyons,William: 'Approaches to Intentionality' [OUP 1998], p.2

A Reaction

Hard to disagree. However, I can plausibly reply to 'What are you thinking?' with 'Nothing', if my consciousness is freewheeling. Utterly disconnected content isn't really what we call 'thinking'.