I am trying to understand the difference between Being of something and Being about something.
I've been reading about the difference between Think of and Think about, but I'm still not sure how it applies to Being ?
The complete sentence is :
In summary, any (object-directed) conscious experience, in addition to being of or about its intentional object is pre-reflectively manifest to itself.
It comes from a very good introductory text related to phenomenology, a philosophical current: By using a technique called "Bracketing", one can focus the analysis on the living or feeling experience rather than on the final object as we're used to.
So now that I have tried to bring some context to my question, how can I understand Being of or about something?
Thank you !