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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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Marty and Meinong on What Judgements Are About

Bacigalupo, Giuliano


In this paper, I analyse and compare Anton Marty’s and Alexius Meinong’s theories of judgement. There are at least two reasons speaking in favour of such a comparison. First, both philosophers were influenced by Franz Brentano’s approach to consciousness, in general, and by his theory of judgement, in particular: in differing degrees, Marty and Meinong may be considered pupils of Brentano. Second, the two philosophers introduced similar amendments to Brentano’s approach. According to Brentanian orthodoxy, we do not have access to any entity that objectively grounds the truth of our judgements, whilst Marty and Meinong both commit themselves to the view that we do. This paper reconstructs the specific ontological characteristics of these entities and the kind of epistemological access we have to them. Finally, a crucial but problematic component of Marty’s and Meinong’s theories is addressed, i. e., the introduction of negative entities to ground the truth of negative judgements.

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Giuliano Bacigalupo (2017). Marty and Meinong on What Judgements Are About. In Guillaume Fréchette, Hamid Taieb (Eds.), Mind and Language – On the Philosophy of Anton Marty (pp. 195–218). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110531480-009

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

Online ISBN: 9783110531480

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