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Call No.: MS Ger 230
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Brentano, Franz Clemens, 1838-1917.
Title: Franz Clemens Brentano compositions,
Quantity: 1 collection (20 linear feet (16 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German.
Abstract: Compositions of German philosopher Franz Clemens Brentano.
See also: Franz Clemens Brentano Correspondence (MS Ger 202) and Additional Brentano papers (*71M-125) [unprocessed as of 2003 Dec.].This list includes the following markings:
- * = Handschrift Brentanos (in hand of Brentano)
- b = Bogen (folder)
- b1 = Blatt (leaf)
- s = Seite (page)
- str = Streifen (columns or margin border)
- X= Manuscript with a copy of it elsewhere
Brentano (1838-1917) was a German philosopher and psychologist generally regarded as the founder of act psychology, or intentionalism. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1864 and appointed a professor at the University of Würzburg in 1872. In 1873 he resigned from both his post at the university and the priesthood. He then began writing one of his most influential works, Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte (1874; Psychology from an empirical standpoint ). In 1874 he was appointed professor at the University of Vienna and in 1880 he decided to marry. His marriage was blocked by the Austrian authorities who considered him still a cleric and he was forced to resign his professorship and moved with his wife to Leipzig. He returned to the University of Vienna in 1895 as a "Privatdozent."Brentano was influential in the development of Gestalt and existential psychology. Other major works were: Untersuchungen zur Sinnespsychologie (1907; Inquiry into sense psychology ) and Von der Klassifikation der psychischen Phänomene (1911; On the classification of psychological phenomena ).
Arranged into the following series:
- Aesth: Aesthetik (Esthetics)
- A: Aristoteles (Aristotle)
- EL: Erkenntnistheorie und Logik (Epistemology and Logic)
- Eth: Ethik (Ethics)
- H: Geschichte der Philosophie (History of Philosophy)
- L S: Leib und Seele
- M: Metaphysik (Metaphysics)
- Meg: Megethologie (Megethology)
- N: Naturwissenschaften (Natural Sciences)
- Ps: Psychologie (Psychology)
- R: Religionsphilosophie (Philosopy of Religion)
- S Ps: Sinnespsychologie (Psychology of Senses)
- Sp: Sprachphilosophie (Philosophy of Language)
- T: Zeit (Time)
- Th: Theologie (Theology)
- T S: Zeit und Raum (Time and Space)
- V: Varia
- Fr Schr: Frühen Schriften (Early Writings)
- Old folders
Includes autograph and typescript compositions of Franz Bretano.