|Introduction to Philosophy||Notes||This is not a substitute for coming to class||Richard Lee|
|Philosophy 2003 C 001||Copyright © 1999, Richard Lee||Spring 1999|
"Intentionality is the mind's aboutness of ofness." (P 240a)
Thoughts are about something. My thoughts of my mother are about her; they "refer" to her; they are "of" her.
Physical things, such as grass, seem not to have this property. Grass is not about something else. It does not refer. Neither do my eyeballs.