© 1996

The School of Franz Brentano

  • Liliana Albertazzi
  • Massimo Libardi
  • Roberto Poli

Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction. Brentano and His School: Reassembling the Puzzle

    1. Liliana Albertazzi, Massimo Libardi, Roberto Poli
      Pages 1-23
  3. Franz Brentano (1838–1917)

    1. Massimo Libardi
      Pages 25-79
  4. The Pupils

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Liliana Albertazzi
      Pages 83-108
    3. Karl Schuhmann
      Pages 109-129
    4. Dale Jacquette
      Pages 131-159
    5. Reinhard Fabian
      Pages 161-174
    6. Liliana Albertazzi
      Pages 175-206
    7. Roberto Poli
      Pages 207-231
  5. Topics and Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Wilhelm Baumgartner
      Pages 235-259
    3. Johannes Brandl
      Pages 261-284
    4. Paolo Bozzi
      Pages 285-304
    5. Peter Simons
      Pages 305-321
    6. Barry Smith
      Pages 323-341
    7. Roberto Poli
      Pages 343-355
    8. Jan Woleński
      Pages 357-375
    9. Luigi Dappiano
      Pages 377-422
    10. Liliana Albertazzi
      Pages 423-464

About this book


The central idea developed by the contributions to this book is that the split between analytic philosophy and phenomenology - perhaps the most impor­ tant schism in twentieth-century philosophy - resulted from a radicalization of reciprocal partialities. Both schools of thought share, in fact, the same cultural background and their same initial stimulus in the thought of Franz Brentano. And one outcome of the subsequent rift between them was the oblivion into which the figure and thought of Brentano have fallen. The first step to take in remedying this split is to return to Brentano and to reconstruct the 'map' of Brent ani sm. The second task (which has been addressed by this book) is to revive inter­ est in the theoretical complexity of Brentano' s thought and of his pupils and to revitalize those aspects that have been neglected by subsequent debate within the various movements of Brentanian inspiration. We have accordingly decided to organize the book into two introductory es­ says followed by two sections (Parts 1 and 2) which systematically examine Brentano's thought and that of his followers. The two introductory essays re­ construct the reasons for the 'invisibility', so to speak, of Brentano and set out of his philosophical doctrine. Part 1 of the book then ex­ the essential features amines six of Brentano's most outstanding pupils (Marty, Stumpf, Meinong, Ehrenfels, Husserl and Twardowski). Part 2 contains nine essays concentrating on the principal topics addressed by the Brentanians.


Edmund Husserl Immanuel Kant Kant intention language logic mind ontology truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Liliana Albertazzi
    • 1
  • Massimo Libardi
    • 2
  • Roberto Poli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TrentoTrentoItaly
  2. 2.Centro Studi fer la Mitteleuro TrentoTrentoItaly

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