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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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Husserl, Marty, and the (Psycho)logical A Priori

Seron, Denis


This paper aims to discuss some aspects of the Marty-Husserl debate about grammar. My suggestion is that the debate is first of all an epistemological debate, that is, a debate about what a priori knowledge is and how it is acquired. The key opposition is between Marty’s Brentanian notion of ‘analytic intuition’ and Husserl’s Bolzanian notion of ideation. As I will argue, the underlying issue is the possibility of a psychological a priori. For Marty, analytic intuition provides the psychologist with a priori knowledge about empirical facts. For Husserl, ideation provides the logician with entities that are disconnected from empirical facts-entities which are ‘purely logical’. I conclude with some brief remarks on the Brentanian background of both conceptions.

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Mind and Language – On the Philosophy of Anton Marty

Edited by Fréchette, Guillaume / Taieb, Hamid

De Gruyter


Pages: 309–324

ISBN (Online): 9783110531480

DOI (Chapter): https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110531480-014

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

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