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Brentano
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1. Franz

(Jan 16, 1838, Boppard – Mar 17, 1917, Zürich). Amid the multitude of controversies in the last third of the 19th century over the philosophical foundations of science, Brentano came forward with a program that made him the founder of descriptive psychology and an influential precursor of phenomenological philosophy.

As a pupil of F.A. Trendelenburg, he devoted himself initially to the study of Aristotle. After ordination to the priesthood in 1864, he began his theological studies but left the church in 1869…

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Ströker, Elisabeth and Herms, Eilert, “Brentano”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_02358>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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