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Consciousness

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Phenomenal Intentionality And The Problem Of Cognitive Contact, Christopher A. Young Nov 2015

Phenomenal Intentionality And The Problem Of Cognitive Contact, Christopher A. Young

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Abstract

Part 1 of the thesis questions the traditional relation model of intentionality. After fixing reference on the target phenomenon, intentionality, and explaining my interest in it, I ask what sorts of things intentionality might be a relation to. I consider ordinary objects, properties, propositions and hybrid views, and conclude all make the intentional relation appear rather mysterious. From there, I move on to examine the relation view’s most prominent proponents, the tracking theorists—pointing out some challenges such views face, and concluding that it might be worthwhile looking into alternatives to the relation view.

Part 2 asks whether ...