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Intentionality, Relations and Objects I: The Relational Theory

  • Maurita J. Harney
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Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 94)

Abstract

Chisholm re-formulates Brentano’s intentionality thesis in the following way:

We may now re-express Brentano’s thesis — or a thesis resembling that of Brentano — by reference to intentional sentences. Let us say (1) that we do not need to use intentional sentences when we describe non-psychological phenomena; we can express our beliefs about what is merely ‘physical’ in sentences which are not intentional. But (2) when we wish to describe perceiving, assuming, believing, knowing, wanting, hoping, and other such attitudes, then either (a) we must use sentences which are intentional or (b) we must use terms we do not need to use when we describe non-psychological phenomena.1

Keywords

Relational Theory Objective Reference Abstract Entity Psychological Phenomenon Real Relation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurita J. Harney
    • 1
  1. 1.Australia

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