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Meinong’s Theory of Knowledge

  • Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi

Part of the Martinus Nijhoff Philosophy Library book series (MNPL, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi
    Pages 1-26
  3. Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi
    Pages 27-49
  4. Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi
    Pages 50-62
  5. Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi
    Pages 63-70
  6. Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi
    Pages 71-87
  7. Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi
    Pages 88-112
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 113-129

About this book

Introduction

In recent years there has been a renewal of interest in Meinong's work; but since the bulk of it is still encased in his quite forbidding German, most students are limited to the few available translations and to secondary sources. Unfortunately Meinong has been much maligned - only in a few instances with good reason - and has consequently been dealt with lightly. Meinong stood at a very important junction of European philosophical and scien­ tific thought. In all fields - physics, chemistry, mathematics, psychology, philolo- revolutionary strides were being made. Philosophy, on the other hand, had run its post-Kantian course. New philosophical thinkers came from different disciplines. For example, Frege and later Russell were mathematicians, Boltzmann and Mach were physicists. Earlier Bolzano and then Brentano were originally theologians, and Meinong was a historian. 1 The sciences with their new insights and theories offered an enormous wealth of information which needed to be absorbed philosophically; but traditional philosophy could not deal with it. Physics presented a picture of reality which did not fit into the traditional schemes of empiricism or idealism. Ontological and epistemological questions became once again wide open issues. For example, atoms at first were still considered to be theoretical entities.

Keywords

Bertrand Russell Ernst Mach Europe German Immanuel Kant empiricism issue memory object philosophy physics subject tradition translation truth

Authors and affiliations

  • Marie-Luise Schubert Kalsi
    • 1
  1. 1.Southwest Texas State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-3641-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8129-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3641-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-5090
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