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Intentionality of Bodily Sensation

  • By: Matthew Soteriou
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

A mental state or event is said to have intentionality when it is about, is directed toward, or represents, something. Some philosophers claim that bodily sensations, such as itches, tickles, tingles, and pains, lack intentionality. Among those who defend the claim ...