Synopses & Reviews
Franz Brentano (1838-1917) led an intellectual revolution that sought to revitalize German-language philosophy and to reverse its post-Kantian direction. This volume brings together newly commissioned chapters on his important work in theory of judgement, reform of syllogistic logic, theory of intentionality, empirical descriptive psychology and phenomenology, theory of knowledge, metaphysics and ontology, value theory, and natural theology. It also offers a critical evaluation of Brentano's significance in his historical context, and of his impact on contemporary philosophy in both the analytic and the continental traditions.
"...those interested in Brentano's thought but new to it will find plenty to engage them and to encourage further study. Scholars already familiar and involved with Brentano studies will also find much with which to work...Overall, the balance between exposition of Brentano's thought and engagement with the philosophical issues themselves, keeps the spirit of philosophical inquiry alive in a way that Brentano himself would surely approve. The book is appropriately dedicated to the memory of Roderick M. Chisholm." -Susan Krantz Gabriel, St. Anselm College
This title offers newly commissioned chapters on the range of Franz Brentano's work.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Chronology; 1. Introduction: Brentano"s philosophy Dale Jacquette; 2. Brentano"s relation to Aristotle Rolf George and Glen Koehn; 3. Judging correctly: Brentano and the reform of syllogistic Peter Simons; 4. Brentano on the mind Kevin Mulligan; 5. Brentano"s concept of intentionality Dale Jacquette; 6. Reflections on intentionality Joseph Margolis; 7. Brentano"s epistemology Linda L. McAlister; 8. Brentano on judgment and truth Charles Parsons; 9. Brentano"s ontology: from conceptualism to reism Arkadiusz Chrudzimski and Barry Smith; 10. Brentano"s value theory: beauty, goodness, and the concept of correct emotion Wilhelm Baumgartner and Lynn Pasquerella; 11. Brentano on religion and natural theology Susan F. Krantz; 12. Brentano and Husserl Robin D. Rollinger; 13. Brentano"s impact on twentieth-century philosophy Karl Schuhmann; Bibliography; Index.