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Brentano and Intrinsic Value

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ISBN-10: 052126989X

ISBN-13: 9780521269896

Edition: 1986

Authors: Roderick M. Chisholm, Robert B. Pippin

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Franz Brentano developed an original theory of intrinsic value which he attempted to base on his philosophical psychology. Roderick Chisholm presents here a critical exposition of this theory and its place in Brentano's general philosophical system. He gives a detailed account of Brentano's ontology, showing how Brentano tried to secure objectivity for ethics not through a theory of practical reason, but through his theory of the intentional objects of emotions and desires. Professor Chisholm goes on to develop certain suggestions about intrinsic value made by Brentano and his students, and discusses their relevance to theodicy and the problem of evil. Brentano, as the teacher of Husserl,…    
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/29/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286

An analytic philosopher, Roderick M. Chisholm is a meticulous epistemologist, although he also addresses historical figures and basic issues in metaphysics. He was born in Massachusetts, educated at Brown and Harvard universities, and in 1947 returned to Brown, where, with the exception of many visiting appointments, he has spent his academic career. Three important influences on Chisholm were Thomas Reid, Franz Brentano, and George Moore whose close attention to detail he owes something of his own style. All three were deeply concerned with perception, which is a major theme of Chisholm's work. His 1957 book, Perceiving, is a discussion of philosophical puzzles of perception and an attempt…    

Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author or editor of many books. 

Editors' introduction
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Thought and its objects
The phenomena of love and hate
Correct judgment
Correct emotion
The hierarchy of values
Organic unities
Evil
Index