1st Edition

The School of Alexius Meinong

By Liliana Albertazzi, Dale Jacquette Copyright 2001

    This book presents an historical and conceptual reconstruction of the theories developed by Meinong and a group of philosophers and experimental psychologists in Graz at the turn of the 19th century. Adhering closely to original texts, the contributors explore Meinong's roots in the school of Brentano, complex theories such as the theory of intentional reference and direct reference, and ways of developing philosophy which are closely bound up with the sciences, particularly psychology. Providing a faithful reconstruction of both Meinong's contributions to science and the school that arose from his thought, this book shows how the theories of the Graz school raise the possibility of engaging in the scientific metaphysics and ontology that for so long have been considered off limits.

    Contents: Foreword; Introduction: Meinong in his and our times, Liliana Albertazzi, Dale Jacquette and Roberto Poli; Alexius Meinong’s life and work, Evelin Dölling; Mates and Pupils: Rudolf Ameseder (1877-1937), Maria Sinatra; Vittorio Benussi (1878-1927), Liliana Albertazzi; Christian von Ehrenfels (1859-1932), Alfred Zimmer; Wilhelm Frankl (1878-1933), Giovanni Grandi; Fritz Heider (1896-1988), Elisabeth Baumgartner; Alois Höfler (1853-1922), Thomas Blackmore; Ernst Mally (1879-1944), Gerhard Zecha; Ernst Schwarz (1878-1938), Wilhelm Baumgartner; France Veber (1890-1975), Matjaz Potrc; Stephan Witasek (1870-1915), Andrea Haberl-Zemljic; Topics in Meinongian philosophy: A. Psychology: Presentation and production, Liliana Albertazzi; Meinong on psychological content, Johann Christian Marek; Assumption, Roberto Poli; Meinong on the objects of sensation, Robin D. Rollinger; The legacy of the Graz psychologists, Liliana Albertazzi; B. Logic, ontology and metaphysics: General theses of the theory of objects, Roberto Poli; Aussersein of the pure object, Dale Jacquette; Nuclear and extranuclear properties, Dale Jacquette; Meinong’s theory of meaning, Peter M. Simons and Edgar Morscher; The Meinongian logic of fiction, Jacek Pasniczek; Meinong’s main mistake, Reinhardt Grossmann; What is alive and what is dead in Russell’s critic of Meinong, Alberto Voltolini; C. Value theory: Meinongian aesthetics, Karl Schuhmann; Value theory in Ehrenfels and Meinong, Karl Schuhmann; Index.


    Dale Jacquette, Liliana Albertazzi