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Single Idea 3365

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 4. Intentionality / b. Intentionality theories]

Full Idea

There is referential intentionality (that some of our thoughts refer, or are 'about' something) and content intentionality (that propositional attitudes have content or meaning, often expressed by full sentences).


'Propositional attitudes' are hoping, believing, desiring (etc.) something

Gist of Idea

Intentionality involves both reference and content


Jaegwon Kim (Philosophy of Mind [1996], p. 21)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Philosophy of Mind' [Westview 1998], p.21

A Reaction

So could these be the external and internal components of content? Which might be the causal/historical component, and the descriptive component? Which might be known by (indirect) acquaintance and description?