At the Roots of Consciousness: Intentional Presentations
The Author argues for a non-semantic theory of intentionality, i.e. a theory of intentional reference rooted in the perceptive world. Specifically, the paper concerns two aspects of the original theory of intentionality: the structure of intentional objects as appearance (an unfolding spatio-temporal structure endowed with a direction), and the cognitive processes involved in a psychic act at the primary level of cognition. Examples are given from the experimental psychology of vision, with a particular emphasis on the relation between phenomenal space and colour appearances.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Dept of Cognitive and Education Sciences, Trento University, Matteo del Ben Street, 5, Rovereto, Italy., Email: [email protected]
Publication date: 2007-01-01