Relations and Intentionality in Brentano’s Last Texts

Brentano-Studien 13:183-210 (2015)
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This paper will present an analysis of the relational aspect of Brentano’s last theory of intentionality. My main thesis is that Brentano, at the end of his life, considered relations (relatives) without existent terms to be genuine relations (relatives). Thus, intentionality is a non-reducible real relation (the thinking subject is a non-reducible real relative) regardless of whether or not the object exists. I will use unpublished texts from the Brentanian Nachlass to support my argument.

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Hamid Taieb
Humboldt University, Berlin


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