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Psychological Themes in the School of Alexius Meinong

Ed. by Dewalque, Arnaud / Raspa, Venanzio

Series:Meinong Studies / Meinong Studien 10

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Meinongian Psychology

Martinelli, Riccardo


Meinong’s early writings include a number of discussions that are in line with the mainstream psychological research of his time. This is not at odds with the parallel theorizing tendency of his philosophical psychology. Even after developing the theory of objects, and despite handing psychological research over to his pupils, Meinong kept thinking highly of psychology. Meinong’s psychology is in tune with his most relevant philosophical doctrines. The theory of “production” virtuously integrates that of founded objects. The manifold “dispositions” (including phantasy) and the different subjective “attitudes” (gestalt-like or analytical) lead to regular, lawful deviations from standard responses that can and should be investigated experimentally. While being an independent discipline, Meinongian psychology nevertheless fits into a fullfledged system of philosophical assumptions.

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Riccardo Martinelli (2019). Meinongian Psychology. In Arnaud Dewalque, Venanzio Raspa (Eds.), Psychological Themes in the School of Alexius Meinong (pp. 11–32). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110664850-002

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110664850

Online ISBN: 9783110664850

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