Pensamiento 73 (275):21-44 (2017)

David Torrijos-Castrillejo
Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso
A considerable part of the work of Brentano from his youth to the end of his life is concerned with the thought of Aristotle. His peculiar way to access Aristotle makes of Brentano a rather eccentric figure among the nineteenth and early twentieth century’s Aristotelian scholarship. On the one hand, he doesn’t reject emphasizing the use of philological and historical resources in order to understand ancient texts and indeed he makes extensive use of them himself; on the other hand, he believes that the main guide for the study of ancient philosophy should be a philosophical hermeneutics. Therefore, he develops a sharp criticism against Zeller and other scholars. Is for this reason that Brentano considered medieval scholastics as more appropriate interpreters of classical philosophy than them, in particular Aquinas. In our remarks, we will seek to review the main features of the method for interpreting Aristotle defended by Brentano.
Keywords Hermeneutics  Aristotelianism  Kulturkampf  Scholasticism  Classical Philology  Zeller  Gomperz  Trendelenburg  Truth  Aquinas
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DOI 10.14422/pen.v73.i275.y2017.002
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