Franz Brentano Centenary 1838–1917 | Brentano and Austrian Philosophy

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Aula am Campus der Universität Wien

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1.11

1090 Wien


Keynote Speaker:

Dagfinn Føllesdal (Oslo)



Thursday, 1 June 2017


1:00PM: Opening

Friedrich Stadler, Guillaume Fréchette, Denis Fisette


1:30PM: Afternoon Session

Chair : Denis Fisette (UQAM, Montreal)

1:30 Dagfinn Føllesdal (Oslo)

Acts and Their Objects. Brentano, Twardowski, Meinong, Husserl

3:00 Allan Janik (Innsbruck)

Brentano and Boltzmann


4:00 coffee break

4:30 Kevin Mulligan (Geneva/Lugano)

Preference, Philosophy, and Economics

5:30  25th Vienna Circle Lecture 

Chair: Friedrich Stadler (Vienna)


5:30  Thomas Uebel (Manchester)

Intentionality in the Vienna Circle




Friday, 2 June 2017

9:00AM: Morning Session

Chair : Thomas Uebel (Manchester)

9:00 Barry Smith (Buffalo)

The Four Phases of Philosophy and its Present State

10:00 Dermot Moran (Dublin)

Brentano's Concept of Descriptive Psychology

11:00 coffee break

11:30 Guillaume Fréchette (Salzburg)

Brentano's Phenomenology

12:30 lunch


2:30PM: Afternoon Session

Chair: Hans-Joachim Dahms (Berlin)

2:30 David Woodruff-Smith (Irvine)

Descriptive Psychology and Phenomenology: From Brentano to Husserl to Phenomenal Intentionality

3:30 Mark Textor (London)

Brentano and Jerusalem on the Nature of Judgment

4:30 coffee break

5:00 Anna Brożek (Warsaw)

Franz Brentano and Polish Philosophical Thought



Saturday, 3 June 2017

9:00AM: Morning Session

Chair : Dermot Moran (Dublin)

9:00 Hans-Joachim Dahms (Berlin)

Brentano's Appointment in Vienna

10:00 Christoph Limbeck (Vienna)

The "First Vienna Circle" and the Brentano School​

11:00 coffee break

11:30 Christian Damböck (Vienna)

Austrian and German Philosophy (1830-1930)


12:30 lunch

2:30PM: Afternoon Session

Chair: Mark Textor (London)

2:30 Richard Schäfer (Plattsburgh)

Learning from Lasaulx: The Origins of Brentano's Four Phases Theory

3:30 Bastian Stoppelkamp (Vienna)

Describing or Explaining? Franz Brentano and the Vienna Naturalists on the Future of Philosophy

4:30 coffee break

5:00 Janette Friedrich (Geneva)

Brentano and Bühler