Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 465–483

Brentano on the dual relation of the mental

Authors

    • Department of PhilosophyKing’s College London
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11097-012-9281-z

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Textor, M. Phenom Cogn Sci (2013) 12: 465. doi:10.1007/s11097-012-9281-z

Abstract

Brentano held that every mental phenomenon has an object and is conscious (the dual relation thesis). The dual relation thesis faces a number of well-known problems. The paper explores how Brentano tried to overcome these problems. In considering Brentano's responses, the paper sheds light on Brentano's theory of judgement that underpins his philosophy of mind.

Keywords

Brentano Inner consciousness Immediate evidence Judgement

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