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Philosophy of Language in the Brentano School

Reassessing the Brentanian Legacy

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Shows the significance, originality and timely character of the Brentanian philosophy of language

  • Reconstructs Brentano’s pathbreaking thoughts on meaning and grammatical illusions

  • Provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the legacy of Brentano and his school

Part of the book series: History of Analytic Philosophy (History of Analytic Philosophy)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: Mind, Meaning and Reality

    • Arnaud Dewalque, Charlotte Gauvry, Sébastien Richard
    Pages 1-31
  3. Brentano and Philosophy of Language

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-33
    2. The Context Principle in Austro-German Philosophy

      • Guillaume Fréchette
      Pages 35-56
    3. A Context Principle in Brentano?

      • Charlotte Gauvry
      Pages 57-75
  4. Brentano’s Wider Legacy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243
    2. The Early Husserl on Typicality

      • Hamid Taieb
      Pages 263-278
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 317-322

About this book

This collection of fourteen original essays addresses the seminal contribution of Franz Brentano and his heirs, to philosophy of language. Despite the great interest provoked by the Brentanian tradition and its multiple connections with early analytic philosophy, precious little is known about the Brentanian contribution to philosophy of language. The aim of this new collection is to fill this gap by providing the reader with a more thorough understanding of the legacy of Brentano and his school, in their pursuit of a unique research programme according to which the analysis of meaning is inseparable from philosophical inquiries into what goes on in the mind and what there is in the world.

In three parts, the volume first reconstructs Brentano’s pathbreaking thoughts on meaning and grammatical illusions, exploring their strong connections with the Austro-German tradition and analytic philosophy. It then addresses the multifaceted debates on the objectivity of meaning in the Brentano School and its aftermath (Meinong, Husserl, Ingarden, Twardowski and the Lvov-Warsaw School). Finally, part three explores Brentano’s wider legacy, namely: Husserl’s theory of modification and typicality, Bühler’s theory of linguistic and non-linguistic expressions, and Wittgenstein’s thoughts on guidance and rule-following.

The result is a unique collection of essays which shows the significance, originality and timely character of the Brentanian philosophy of language.


Keywords

  • Brentano
  • Austrian philosophy
  • Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Brentanian school
  • Frege
  • Wittgenstein
  • Intentionality
  • Grammatical Illusions
  • Gilbert Ryle
  • Anton Marty
  • Husserl
  • Twardowski
  • Meinong
  • Content-Object Distinction
  • Ingarden

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

    Arnaud Dewalque, Charlotte Gauvry

  • Department of Philosophy, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Brussels, Belgium

    Sébastien Richard

About the editors

Arnaud Dewalque is a professor at the philosophy department of the University of Liège, Belgium

Charlotte Gauvry is a temporary lecturer at the University of Liège, Belgium

Sébastien Richard is a temporary lecturer at the Free university of Brussels (ULB), Belgium

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Philosophy of Language in the Brentano School

  • Book Subtitle: Reassessing the Brentanian Legacy

  • Editors: Arnaud Dewalque, Charlotte Gauvry, Sébastien Richard

  • Series Title: History of Analytic Philosophy

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52211-7

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-52210-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-52213-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-52211-7

  • Series ISSN: 2634-5994

  • Series E-ISSN: 2634-6001

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 322

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Analytic Philosophy

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-52211-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)