<metaphysics, philosophy of mind> the principle that consciousness is always consciousness of something, that is, of some aspect of reality. This idea is common to most varieties of epistemological realism. A different formulation defines "intentionalism" as the thesis that all mental states are representational states. Specifically, raw feels and qualia, are said to have representational content.

Based on [Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind] and [The Ism Book]

Edited by Giovanni Benzi


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