David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Topoi 6 (1):11-17 (1987)
The main purpose of this essay is to examine Brentano's rejection of Kant's theory of a priori concepts and synthetic a priori judgments. The essay begins by recalling the views of Descartes and Locke about the acquisition of knowledge, since Brentano regards them as on the whole correct or, at least, as pointing in the right direction and since he regards Kant's epistemology as obscurantist and reactionary (Section 1). There follows a brief characterization of Brentano's conception of knowledge as based on self-evident inner perception and analytic propositions, i.e. propositions which are true ex terminis (Section 2). Next some aspects of Kant's epistemology are compared with corresponding features of Brentano's doctrine (Section 3). In the light of this comparison the validity of Brentano's criticisms is examined (Section 4). In conclusion an independent view of the function of concepts and of their relation to perception is briefly outlined and contrasted with the views of Kant and Brentano (Section 5).
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Edmund Runggaldier (1989). On the Scholastic or Aristotelian Roots of “Intentionality” in Brentano. Topoi 8 (2):97-103.
Barry Smith (1989). The Primacy of Place: An Investigation in Brentanian Ontology. Topoi 8 (1):43-51.
Dermot Moran (1996). Brentano's Thesis. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 70 (70):1-27.
Roderick M. Chisholm (1986). Brentano and Intrinsic Value. Cambridge University Press.
Tim Crane (2006). Brentano's Concept of Intentional Inexistence. In Mark Textor (ed.), The Austrian Contribution to Analytic Philosophy. Routledge. 1--20.
Mark Textor (2006). Brentano (and Some Neo-Brentanians) on Inner Consciousness. Dialectica 60 (4):411-432.
Barry Smith (1987). The Substance of Brentano's Ontology. Topoi 6 (1):39-49.
Linda L. McAlister (ed.) (1977). The Philosophy of Brentano. Humanities Press.
Peter Andras Varga (2008). BRENTANO'S INFLUENCE ON HUSSERL'S EARLY NOTION OF INTENTIONALITY. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai - Philosophia (1-2):29-48.
Pietro Tomasi (2007). The Unpublished “History of Philosophy” (1866–1867) by Franz Brentano. Axiomathes 17 (1):99-108.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads37 ( #45,997 of 1,100,561 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #115,236 of 1,100,561 )
How can I increase my downloads?