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History of Analytic Philosophy

Philosophy of Language in the Brentano School

Reassessing the Brentanian Legacy

Editors: Dewalque, Arnaud, Gauvry, Charlotte, Richard, Sébastien (Eds.)

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  • 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
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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. 


About the authors

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

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

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
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52211-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52211-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52210-0
Series ISSN
2634-5994
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 322
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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