Faculty: Arts
Department: Philosophy


Odimegwu I. H;
Ogugua P;
Malize F. U;


Intentionality which is the directedness of mental phenomena to physical phenomenaas conceived by Brentano and Husserl can be diagnosed as fixing on content of consciousness. It is also concern with ascribing ontological status to mental phenomena and their independent existence. This happens, regardless of the existence or non-existence of intentional objects or physical phenomena without beings having indicative character in totality given that meaning is private. The attempt was to establish an independent criterion for mental phenomena and situate it as the centre of meaning. Thus, to the question, can a concept or name exist without necessarily having denotation or reference? Brentano’s and Husserl’s answers are on the affirmative. Heidegger radicalizes intentionality as universal and interrogates directedness within the many modes of Dasein, what has being termed Analytic of Dasein.Seinedes within this framework is completely silenced despite being a part of Being. In fact, Heidegger went on to reconceptualize directedness as being-in, being-with and being-for-the-sake-of, and within this framework, meaning as Deployment Totality. The problem however, is the restrictions of Seinedes despite deployment totality, its classification as unmeaningful and essentially bare of meaning except within Dasein's encounter despite Heidegger’s turn to language and restructuring of ordinary language (Neologism). Through the method of hermeneutics, this research embarks on an Analytic of Seinedes, a sequel to Heideggerian Analytic of Dasein; arguing that deployment totality is only plausible within the recognition of units (entities) and individual meaning which Seinedes essentially stands for. The pointed critique is that, if intentionality has been moved from the private to the universal, then Heidegger must take full cognizance of formal indication as essential to deployment totality and Dasein Analytic. The research concludes by arguing for recognition of a blind spot in language (Nietzsche) and the contextualization of meaning as denotation and connotation (Russell). This will pave way, for an understanding of meaning as contextual relations (connotation), descriptions and as units being the substructure of the total.