Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Mind and Language – On the Philosophy of Anton Marty

Ed. by Fréchette, Guillaume / Taieb, Hamid

Series:Phenomenology & Mind 19

eBook (PDF)
Publication Date:
November 2017
Copyright year:
See all formats and pricing

Mental Similarity: Marty and the Pre-Brentanian Tradition

Cesalli, Laurent


The later Anton Marty describes intentionality as a mental assimilation (ideelle Verähnlichung). This paper aims to clarify that notion, in particular with respect to its possible sources and antecedents. Section 1 presents mental similarity (MS) as a relational property of which there are two kinds: correlation and relative determination; section 2 explores the relationship between MS, which is a sui generis similarity, and standard similarity; section 3 considers the possible sources of Marty’s theory, first with respect to terminology, and second with respect to the philosophical tradition (Aristotle, Aquinas, Gabriel Biel, Suárez, Hermann Schwarz, Hugo Bergmann); section 4 argues for a possible analysis of MS in terms of structure-isomorphism and considers possible antecedents in Descartes, Leibniz, and Twardowski; section 5 is an attempt to defend Marty’s position against Goodman’s ‘symmetry objection’.

Citation Information

Laurent Cesalli (2017). Mental Similarity: Marty and the Pre-Brentanian Tradition. In Guillaume Fréchette, Hamid Taieb (Eds.), Mind and Language – On the Philosophy of Anton Marty (pp. 63–82). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110531480-004

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110531480

Online ISBN: 9783110531480

© 2017 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Munich/BostonGet Permission

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in