Phenomenology is the study of structures of consciousness as experienced from the first-person point of view. The central structure of an experience is its intentionality, its being directed toward something, as it is an experience of or about some object. An experience is directed toward an object by virtue of its content or meaning (which represents the object) together with appropriate enabling conditions.

Woodruff-Smith, D. (2019). Phenomenology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). [online] Available at: [Accessed 21 Sep. 2019].