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Phenomenal Intentionality$
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Uriah Kriegel

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199764297

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764297.001.0001

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Consciousness and Synthesis

Consciousness and Synthesis

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(p.93) 5 Consciousness and Synthesis
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Phenomenal Intentionality
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Colin McGinn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764297.003.0005

How does conscious intentionality differ from the unconscious kind? My thesis is that conscious intentionality involves synthetic intentionality, while unconscious intentionality (if there is any) involves merely associative intentionality. More exactly, conscious intentionality has the power of synthesis, while unconscious intentionality does not have this power. The notion of synthesis and synthetic intentionality are duly explained.

Keywords:   conscious intentionality, synthesis, analysis, synthetic intentionality, associative intentionality

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