On the philosophical concept of ‘intentionality’
Intentionality involves some rather surprising powers. Notice, for example, that I am able instantaneously to direct my thoughts to objects that are enormous distances away, such as distant stars and galaxies. These objects are so far away it would take light years to reach them, yet when I think about them, my thoughts reach them instantly. Thought, it seems, can travel faster than light. But how is that possible?
Stephen Law on Edmund Husserl in his book ‘The Great Philosophers’