Journal of the History of Philosophy 56 (4):763-764 (2018)

Carlo Ierna
Radboud University Nijmegen
Marx Textor's Brentano's Mind begins with a short, illuminating introduction which clearly sets out the author's main aims. The two questions Textor wants to consider are, "What is the nature of mind?" and, "What is the structure of consciousness?" From the outset, Textor explicitly states that his intent is not to provide a historically plausible exegesis of "Brentano's often dense and difficult texts", but to take his "bold, suggestive, and influential" answers to these questions as an inspiration for new systematic analyses. The book is then divided in two parts, corresponding to the two questions.The central concept at stake in the first part is intentionality, or rather "Brentano's thesis" that "all...
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