Psychologie, Seiendes, Phantasie bei Franz Brentano




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Ion Tănăsescu, Psychologie, Seiendes, Phantasie bei Franz Brentano, de Gruyter, 2022, 514pp., $126.99 (hbk), ISBN 9783110523782.

Reviewed by Robin D. Rollinger, The Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

In this book the author examines three aspects of Franz Brentano’s early philosophical endeavor. Part I is concerned with Brentano’s dissertation on the manifold meanings of “being” in relation to Martin Heidegger’s philosophical endeavor. Part II is an elaboration on Brentano’s project initiated in his Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint (1874),[1] whereas Part III (the final part) is particularly concerned with the relation between Brentano and Edmund Husserl with respect to the analysis of imagination.

All of these parts are of considerable interest to the historian of philosophy and psychology of the late nineteenth century. In recent decades it has become undeniably obvious that Brentano was one of the most influential philosophers in the twentieth century and indeed…

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