1st Edition

The Austrian Contribution to Analytic Philosophy

Edited By Mark Textor Copyright 2006
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    Although an important part of the origins of analytic philosophy can be traced back to philosophy in Austria in the first part of the twentieth century, remarkably little is known about the specific contribution made by Austrian philosophy and philosophers.

    In The Austrian Contribution to Analytic Philosophy, prominent analytic philosophers take a fresh look at the roots of analytic philosophy in the thought of influential but often overlooked Austrian philosophers including Brentano, Meinong, Bolzano, Husserl, and Witasek. The contributors to this volume investigate central topics in theoretical philosophy such as intentionality, consciousness, memory, attributes, and truth as well as political philosophy and aesthetics.

    This original collection will be of interest to anyone studying the origins of analytic philosophy as well as contemporary debates in philosophy of language, metaphysics and mind.

    Notes on contributors, Introduction, 1 Brentano’s concept of intentional inexistence, 2 Reid and Brentano on consciousness, 3 Meinong on memory, 4 Certainty, soil and sediment, 5 Particularised attributes: an Austrian tale, 6 Austrian philosophers on truth, 7 Analyticity and logical truth: from Bolzano to Quine, 8 The great divide within Austrian philosophy: the synthetic a priori, 9 Bolzano’s political philosophy, 10 Austrian aesthetics, Name index, Subject index


    Mark Textor

    '...let me reiterate the richness and usefulness of this collection as it stands. It shines very welcome light on important forbears of twentieth century analytic philosophy.' - Thomas Uebel, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews