Comments on Denis Fisette “Franz Brentano and higher-order theories of consciousness”

  • Bruno Leclercq Université de Liège


For the last few years, research on Brentano’s psychology has turned to mereology for a theoretical framework which could help to address and solve some major problems, such as the question of the unity of the mind despite its being made up of lots of simultaneous and consecutive mental acts or the question of the unity of each of these mental acts despite of its being made up of several descriptive components. By using Gilbert Null’s formalization of Husserl’s mereology we take a closer look at some of Brentano’s claims as well as at their issues and consequences.

Keywords: Brentano; Philosophy of mind; Mereology; Husserl, High-order theories.

Brentano and Philosophy of Mind