Franz Clemens Brentano


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Franz Clemens Honoratus Hermann Brentano (January 16, 1838 – March 17, 1917) was an influential German philosopher and psychologist whose influence was felt by other such luminaries as Sigmund Freud, Edmund Husserl, Kazimierz Twardowski and Alexius Meinong, who followed and adapted his views.

Brentano was born at Marienberg am Rhein, near Boppard. He studied philosophy at the ... more »

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  • ''We can say that the sound is the primary object of the act of hearing, and that the act of hearing itself is the secondary object.''
    Franz Clemens Brentano (1838-1917), Austrian philosopher. Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint, tr. Antos C. Rancurello et al., p. 128, Routledge &...
  • ''An unconscious consciousness is no more a contradiction in terms than an unseen case of seeing.''
    Franz Clemens Brentano (1838-1917), Austrian philosopher. Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint, tr. Antos C. Rancurello et al., p. 102, Routledge &...
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