Even if the width and the depth of Brentano’s intellectual legacy are now quite well known, those asked to list the principal philosophers of the 19th century, very rarely do mention his name. We may call this puzzle the problem of Brentano’s 'invisibility'. One component of the Brentano’s puzzle is that a number of Brentano’s outstanding pupils achieved their own success and founded their own schools. Suffice to mention Husserl’s phenomenology, Twardowski’s Lvov-Warsaw school and Meinong’s Graz school. The personal success and academic recognition attained by these exponents of Brentano’s school (in the broad sense) have come to obscure their common origins. The oblivion into which Franz Brentano’s thought fell was in part due also to the subsequent split between analytic philosophy and phenomenology. The book reconstructs elements of the 'map' of the Brentanists, revitalizing knowledge of the theoretical complexity of their debates, of their unitariness, and of their style. Last but not least, analyses of the relevance of those discussions for contemporary philosophical and scientific debate are also considered.

chapter 3|13 pages

The Brentano Puzzle: An Introduction

ByRoberto Poli

chapter 2|29 pages

Who Needs Brentano? The Wasteland of Philosophy without its Past

ByDallas Willard

chapter 3|3 pages

Introduction to Paul Linke’s ‘Gottlob Frege as Philosopher’

ByClaire Ortiz Hill

chapter 4|24 pages

Gottlob Frege as Philosopher

ByPaul F. Linke

chapter 6|20 pages

On Agents and Objects: Some Remarks on Brentanian Perception

ByAlf Zimmer

chapter 7|6 pages

Perceptual Saliences and Nuclei of Meaning

ByLiliana Albertazzi

chapter 8|12 pages

Brentano and the Thinkable

ByJan Srzednicki

chapter 10|9 pages

Brentano and Boltzmann: The Schubladenexperiment

BySerena Cattaruzza

chapter 11|19 pages

Johannes Daubert’s Theory of Judgement

ByKarl Schuhmann

chapter 12|15 pages

On Alexius Meinong’s Theory of Signs

ByEvelyn Dölling