The Shape of Time: Temporal Topologies in Brentano and Husserl

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The article examines Husserl’s critique of Brentano’s theory of time in the light of new material from hitherto unpublished manuscripts of the lectures by Stumpf and Brentano that Husserlattended. These give a fuller picture of the actual theory of time Husserl is engaging with and allow a more balanced account of his critique. The quotations from the manuscripts point to the fact that, despite their disagreements on the psychological and phenomenological aspects of the time of consciousness and the consciousness of time, they seem to agree quite a bit more with respect to the «shape of time». That is to say, Brentano and Husserl both describe the structure of time in the same way, as an orthoid manifold with the present as its border.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-895
Number of pages11
JournalRivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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Special issue: “The work of Franz Brentano, the origins of his thought, his originality and that of his school”


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