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The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School

1st Edition

Edited by Uriah Kriegel


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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.


"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 Because of the tortuous path of his career however, most of his work remained unpublished at his death and a distorted picture was propagated by his adherents thereafter, so that a secure account of the breadth of his work and the path of his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 occasion to reexamine the philosophical canon. It is an indispensable resource for teachers and researchers, and one that does not come one day too soon."

--Sandra Lapointe, McMaster University

Table of Contents

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

  26. Brentano on Genius and Fantasy

    Ion Tănăsescu

  27. Brentano’s Philosophy of Religion

    Richard Schaefer

  28. Part 2: The Brentano School

  29. The Rise of the Brentano School
  30. Arnaud Dewalque

  31. The Unity of the Brentano School

    Arnaud Dewalque

  32. 2.1. Brentano’s Students

  33. Marty and Brentano

    Laurent Cesalli & Kevin Mulligan

  34. Stumpf and Brentano

    Denis Fisette

  35. Meinong and Brentano
  36. Johann Marek

  37. Ehrenfels and Brentano

    Maria Elisabeth Reicher

  38. Husserl and Brentano

    Dermot Moran

  39. Twardowski and Brentano

    Arianna Betti

  40. 2.2. Students’ Students and Further Influences

  41. The Prague School

    Hynek Janousek & Robin Rollinger

  42. Bergman and Brentano

    Guillaume Frechette

  43. Brentano and the Lvov-Warsaw School

    Arianna Betti

  44. The Innsbruck School

    Wilhelm Baumgartner

  45. Brentano, Stout, and Moore

    Maria van der Schaar

  46. Chisholm and Brentano

    Dale Jacquette

Brentano Bibliography

Brentano: Archival Materials

Other References

About the Editor

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).

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