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Topic: 'attention' as nominalization
Posted by: J Rose
Date/Time: 12/08/2002 04:29:47

I would be very grateful to read various ways in which members of this list denominalize the word 'attention'.  When the word is used in the following contexts, there appears to be an overlap in meaning that I find interesting:

#1...Gary focused his attention on the black dot.

#2...Maria's attention was distracted from the horse.

I am most interested in denominalizations that include the sense of 'will' that these usages of the word 'attention' carry.  I mean that, regardless of our philosophical outlook, when we are trying to attend to something, anything, we experience this attempt as something we 'we' are doing as opposed to when we feel shame we don't have the same type of creative experience...yes, I know, generalizations, but I'm sure there are those of you who catch my drift through this crude expression of my question...and I am somewhat amazed that you, in fact, 'get me'.  Thanks for your attention and I look forward to your responses.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
'attention' as nominalization12/08/2002 04:29:47J Rose
     Re:'attention' as nominalization13/08/2002 03:08:17Constance
          Re:Re:'attention' as nominalization13/08/2002 12:47:11J Rose
               Re:Re:Re:'attention' as nominalization13/08/2002 19:01:53Constance
     To:JR, Re: relevancy of your request to the content of 'Whispering In The Wind'13/08/2002 08:59:22nj
     Re:'attention' as nominalization13/08/2002 21:51:56Dimitry
          Re:Re:'attention' as nominalization14/08/2002 04:26:56Gunthar Freidinger
               Re:Re:Re:'attention' as nominalization14/08/2002 15:27:29Thomas
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:'attention' as nominalization15/08/2002 03:22:14Gunthar Freidinger

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