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Mind and Language – On the Philosophy of Anton Marty

Ed. by Fréchette, Guillaume / Taieb, Hamid

Series:Phenomenology & Mind 19

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Publication Date:
November 2017
Copyright year:
2018
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978-3-11-053148-0
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Mental Similarity: Marty and the Pre-Brentanian Tradition

Cesalli, Laurent

Abstract

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

Mind and Language – On the Philosophy of Anton Marty

Edited by Fréchette, Guillaume / Taieb, Hamid

De Gruyter

2017

Pages: 63–82

ISBN (Online): 9783110531480

DOI (Chapter): https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110531480-004

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

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