The reception of Ernst Mach in the school of Brentano

Hungarian Philosophical Review 69 (4):34-49 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This paper is about the reception of Ernst Mach by Brentano and his students in Austria. I shall outline the main elements of this reception, starting with Brentano’s evaluation, in his lectures on positivism, of Mach’s theory of sensations. Secondly, I shall comment the early reception of Mach by Brentano’s pupils in Prague. The third part bears on the close relationship that Husserl established between his phenomenology and Mach’s descriptivism. I will then briefly examine Mach’s contribution to the controversy on gestalt qualities. The fifth part bears on Stumpf’s debate with Mach on psychophysical relations and I shall conclude on Husserl’s criticism of Mach’s alleged logical psychologism.



External links

  • This entry has no external links. Add one.
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Carl Stumpf in Prague (1879-1884). The Institutionalisation of Brentano's philosophical program in Prague.Denis Fisette - forthcoming - Brentano Studien. Internationales Jahrbuch der Franz Brentano Forschung (2018).


Added to PP

644 (#29,401)

6 months
156 (#28,312)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Denis Fisette
Université du Québec à Montréal

Citations of this work

Gibt es eine österreichische Psychologie?Mauro Antonelli - 2022 - Grazer Philosophische Studien 99 (2):248-272.

Add more citations

References found in this work

The Principles of Psychology.William James - 1890 - London, England: Dover Publications.
The Principles of Psychology.William James - 1890 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 11 (3):506-507.
The Principles of Psychology.William James - 1891 - International Journal of Ethics 1 (2):143-169.
Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte.Franz Brentano - 1874 - Duncker Und Humblot. Edited by Arkadiusz Chrudzimski & Thomas Binder.

View all 34 references / Add more references