Franz Brentano is recognised as one of the most important philosophers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This work, first published in English in 1988, besides being an important contribution to metaphysics in its own right, has considerable historical importance through its influence on Husserl’s views on internal time consciousness. The work is preceded by a long introduction by Stephan Körner in collaboration with Brentano’s literary executor.
Part 1: The Continuum 1. On What is Continuous 2. On the Measure of What is Continuous Part 2: Time and Time Consciousness 3. What the Philosophers have Taught about time 4. On Memory 5. Our intuition of Time as a Continuum of Modi of Presentation and Acceptance 6. Unacceptability of the Assumption of a Single Preterite Mode 7. To be Real is to be Temporarily Continuous. There is no Internal Proteraesthesis 8. If There no Longer Existed any Things or Only a Timeless God, Then Nothing Would Ever Have Been 9. Material and Modal Differences in What is Temporal 10. The Temporal as Relative 11. On Understanding the Aristotelian Doctrine of Time Part 3: Space and Time 12. Nativistic, Empiricist and Anoetic Theories of our Presentation of Spac e 13. The Impenetrability of Bodies in Space Rests on the Fact that Spatial Determinations are Substantial and Individuating 14. What is to be Learned About Space and Time from the Conflicting Errors of the Philosophers