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Publisher: Continuum
ISBN10: 0826486835 ISBN13: 9780826486837 DDC: 128 LCC: B105 Edition: (hbk.)


"Franz Brentano (1838-1917) is almost unique as a forefather of both Analytic and Continental philosophy. His claim to fame is the reintroduction of intentionality (the 'aboutness' of consciousness) to the modern philosophy of mind. Ryan Hickerson's book offers new interpretations of this philosophical concept as employed by Brentano and two of his students. He argues against the now-standard misreading of Brentano (in both Analytic and Continental traditions) as Immanentist, i.e. someone who believed that mental contents exist solely within the mind. Hickerson does this by tracing Brentano's concept of a 'phenomenon' back to its origins in the French positivism of August Comte. He then shows how Brentano's students attempted to correct a basic problem in Brentano's treatment of mental content: arguing that Kazimierz Twardowski's division of subjective contents from worldly objects was part of a sea change in analytic representational theories, and that Edmund Husserl's division of ideal mental contents from perpetually fluctuating sensory content was his 'breakthrough to phenomenology'. The History of Intentionality is a continuing history; this book will be valuable for present-day specialists and students of phenomenology and the philosophy of mind."--BOOK JACKET.


Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-167) and index.


  • LCC: B105
  • Dewey Decimal: 128

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: viii, 172 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition Info: (hbk.)


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