1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School

Edited By Uriah Kriegel Copyright 2017
    408 Pages
    by Routledge

    408 Pages
    by Routledge

    Both through his own work and that of his students, Franz Clemens Brentano (1838–1917) had an often underappreciated influence on the course of twentieth- and twenty-first-century philosophy. The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School offers full coverage of Brentano’s philosophy and his influence. It contains 38 brand-new essays from an international team of experts that offer a comprehensive view of Brentano’s central research areas—philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and value theory—as well as of the principal figures shaped by Brentano’s school of thought. A general introduction serves as an overview of Brentano and the contents of the volume, and three separate bibliographies point students and researchers on to further avenues of inquiry.

    Systematic and detailed, The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School provides readers with a valuable reference to Brentano’s work and to his lasting importance in the history of philosophy and in contemporary debates.

    Table of Contents

    Uriah Kriegel

    Part 1: Brentano’s Philosophy

    1. Brentano’s Life and Works
      Thomas Binder

    2. Brentano’s Philosophical Program
      Uriah Kriegel

    3. 1.1. Mind

    4. Brentano’s Project of Descriptive Psychology
      Denis Seron

    5. Brentano on Intentionality
      Tim Crane

    6. Brentano on Consciousness
      Mark Textor

    7. Brentano on the Unity of Consciousness
      Barry Dainton

    8. Brentano on Time-consciousness
      Guillaume Frechette

    9. Brentano on Sensation and Sensory Qualities
      Olivier Massin

    10. Brentano’s Classification of Mental Phenomena
      Uriah Kriegel

    11. Brentano on Judgment
      Uriah Kriegel

    12. Brentano on Will and Emotion
      Michelle Montague

    13. Brentano on Self-knowledge

    14. Gianfranco Soldati

      1.2. Metaphysics

    15. Brentano’s Reism
      Werner Sauer

    16. Brentano on the Soul
      Susan Krantz Gabriel

    17. Brentano on Time and Space
      Wojciech Żełaniec

    18. Brentano on Properties and Relations
      Hamid Taieb

    19. Brentano on Truth
      Johannes Brandl

    20. Brentano on Appearance and Reality
      Denis Seron

    21. Brentano on Negation and Nonexistence
      Alessandro Salice

    22. 1.3. Value

    23. Brentano’s Metaethics
      Jonas Olson

    24. Brentano’s Normative Ethics
      Lynn Pasquerella

    25. Brentano on Beauty and Aesthetics
      Wolfgang Huemer


    Uriah Kriegel is a Research Director at the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris. He has published more than 80 research articles, including many on Brentano. His monographs include Subjective Consciousness: A Self-Representational Theory (2009), The Sources of Intentionality (2011), The Varieties of Consciousness (2015), and Mind and Reality in Brentano's Philosophical System (2017).

    "A well-conceived and timely introduction to the work of an influential but much under-appreciated philosopher whose writings repay study and deserve a much wider audience. For anyone curious about Brentano and the significance of his philosophical contributions, this is the place to start."

    --John Heil, Washington University in St. Louis

    "It is uncontroversial that Franz Brentano was one of the most important philosophers of the 19th century, and one of the most prolifically successful teachers in the subject’s history. Because of the tortuous path of his career however, most of his work remained unpublished at his death and a distorted picture was propagated by his adherents thereafter, so that a secure account of the breadth of his work and the path of his development has been hard to achieve. This collection by the foremost Brentano scholars of today is far from a mere summary of standard views. It brings new light into all corners of Brentano’s philosophy. It illuminates his profound influence on generations of his brilliant students and grandstudents. Above all, it incorporates the latest thinking and textual evidence to provide a wealth of new insights into the many facets of this fascinating, challenging and many-sided philosopher."

    --Peter Simons, Trinity College Dublin

    "The Routledge Handbook of Brentano and the Brentano School is among the most significant contribution to the history of contemporary philosophy of the last decades. It offers the first comprehensive survey of Brentanian contributions to early analytical philosophy and philosophical psychology, documenting the sophistication, breadth and historical significance of their theories. Through conscientious editorial choices, Uriah Kriegel aptly shows that the issues that were central to Brentano and his students go far beyond intentionality and continue to drive philosophical research. As such, the Handbook affords a superb