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intentionality

  1. the purposiveness of human action. As SCHUTZ and the proponents of ETHNOMETHODOLOGY underline, intentionality does not, as sometimes suggested, consist only of a series of discrete purposes. It exists also in more ‘tacit’ forms of actor's ‘knowledgeability’ (i.e. in what GIDDENS (1984) terms PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE OR PRACTICAL CONSCIOUSNESS), as well as in the DISCURSIVE CONSCIOUSNESS of the actor. See also STRATIFICATION MODEL OF SOCIAL ACTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS.
  2. (PHILOSOPHY) for HUSSERL and SARTRE, the ‘reaching out towards an object’ involved in human consciousness.
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