[ExI] Digital Consciousness .

Gordon gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 24 17:24:36 UTC 2013

Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

>> You certainly know you have intentionality. 

> No, as a matter of fact I don't.

Intentionality, as I and most philosophers use the word, is in basic terms the ability to have mental content of which one is aware. 

When you open your eyes, do you see something? That perception is mental content. When you imagine a pink elephant, that too is mental content. When you do a mathematical calculation in your head, that is also mental content. When you feel a pain in your body, that is also mental content. Unless you are a mindless zombie or a rock or something similar, you have the capacity to have conscious mental content, i.e., intentionality.
Stathis old friend, it is good to see you!


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