The Cambridge Companion to Brentano [NOOK Book]

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Franz Brentano (1838-1917) led an intellectual revolution that sought to revitalize German-language philosophy and to reverse its post-Kantian direction. His philosophy laid the groundwork for philosophy of science as it came to fruition in the Vienna Circle, and for phenomenology in the work of such figures as his student Edmund Husserl. This volume brings together newly commissioned chapters on his important work in theory of judgement, the reform of syllogistic logic, theory of intentionality, empirical ...
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Overview

Franz Brentano (1838-1917) led an intellectual revolution that sought to revitalize German-language philosophy and to reverse its post-Kantian direction. His philosophy laid the groundwork for philosophy of science as it came to fruition in the Vienna Circle, and for phenomenology in the work of such figures as his student Edmund Husserl. This volume brings together newly commissioned chapters on his important work in theory of judgement, the 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.
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"...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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139816700
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Chronology
1 Introduction: Brentano's philosophy 1
2 Brentano's relation to Aristotle 20
3 Judging correctly: Brentano and the reform of elementary logic 45
4 Brentano on the mind 66
5 Brentano's concept of intentionality 98
6 Reflections on intentionality 131
7 Brentano's epistemology 149
8 Brentano on judgment and truth 168
9 Brentano's ontology: from conceptualism to reism 197
10 Brentano's value theory: beauty, goodness, and the concept of correct emotion 220
11 Brentano on religion and natural theology 237
12 Brentano and Husserl 255
13 Brentano's impact on twentieth-century philosophy 277
Bibliography 298
Index 316
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