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.

chapter |12 pages


part I|209 pages

Brentano’s Philosophy

chapter 1|6 pages

Franz Brentano: Life and Work

chapter 2|12 pages

Brentano’s Philosophical Program

part 1.1|97 pages


part 1.2|53 pages


chapter 13|11 pages

Brentano’s Reism

chapter 14|6 pages

Brentano on the Soul

chapter 15|6 pages

Brentano on Time and Space

chapter 16|7 pages

Brentano on Properties and Relations

chapter 17|6 pages

Brentano on Truth

chapter 18|9 pages

Brentano on Appearance and Reality

part 1.3|37 pages


chapter 20|9 pages

Brentano’s Metaethics

chapter 21|6 pages

Brentano’s Normative Ethics

chapter 23|6 pages

Brentano on Genius and Fantasy

part II|141 pages

The Brentano School

chapter 25|10 pages

The Rise of the Brentano School

chapter 26|13 pages

The Unity of the Brentano School

part 2.1|62 pages

Brentano’s Students

chapter 27|13 pages

Marty and Brentano

chapter 28|8 pages

Stumpf and Brentano

chapter 29|11 pages

Meinong and Brentano

chapter 30|10 pages

Ehrenfels and Brentano

chapter 31|12 pages

Husserl and Brentano

chapter 32|6 pages

Twardowski and Brentano

part 2.2|53 pages

Students’ Students and Further Influences

chapter 33|10 pages

The Prague School

chapter 34|10 pages

Bergman and Brentano

chapter 36|8 pages

The Innsbruck School

chapter 37|9 pages

Brentano, Stout, and Moore

chapter 38|6 pages

Chisholm and Brentano