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Intentionality vs. Psychophysical Identity

  • Denis SeronEmail author
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Part of the Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook book series (VCIY, volume 22)

Abstract

Brentano’s empiricism displays striking similarities with Mach’s phenomenalism. Both authors hold physical reality to be a “fiction” and reject the traditional view of truth and existence. In this paper, the author seeks to clarify some aspects of the Mach-Brentano debate, with a special focus on the theory of intentionality. First, he links this debate to an earlier one, namely to the debate about the mind-body relation. Secondly, he discusses some of Brentano’s objections and construes his intentionalism as an alternative to the psychophysical identity thesis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département de philosophieFNRS, Université de LiègeLiègeBelgium

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