intentionality

But no matter how true it is that the mental arises as one among other real components of the world, it still has the amazing quality – precisely that which in phenomenology is investigated in its purity – that it relates, or lets itself be related, intentionally [emphasis added] to everything extra-mental as well as everything conceivable at all.

Edmund Husserl, Psychological and Transcendental Phenomenology and the Confrontation with Heidegger 1927-1931, p. 234

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