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Call for papers: Brentano and the Aristotelian Tradition

Aggiornamento: 11 nov 2023

Dear colleagues

we are currently promoting submissions for the Brentano and the Aristotelian Tradition – International Journal. We welcome and encourage authors interested in submitting to a special issue to discuss their submissions with the editors in advance. The Journal has issued a call for papers for a special issue on “Brentano and the Aristotelian Tradition” with a submission deadline of June 30, 2023.

Main purposes:

a. To clarify from a biographical standpoint the early formation of Brentano’s thinking.

b. To investigate the essential theoretical and historical traits that undergird the framework of Franz Brentano’s (1838-1917) project of renewing Thomism through a new understanding of Aristotle.

c. To discuss and clarify the central issues regarding his determination of the most fundamental principles of Ethics.

d. Moreover, just to select one question, it appears clear, then, that Brentano wishes to escape from the “undeniable evils of a capitalist economy”, taking significant steps in the direction of a middle road between the purpose of the division of the available goods among everyone (collective property) and the absolute sovereignty of private property. “From the moral point of view – which may never be set aside-, he writes, I am an administrator rather than an absolute master, and as such I am bound, not by duties and justice, but by duties of love towards the supreme practical good”.

e. Investigating to what extent Brentano has influenced Analytical Philosophy: while Brentano’s famous notion of intentionality is a widely studied subject in Analytical Philosophy, it is indeed not fully understood how deeply Brentano and his school impacted Analytical Philosophy, especially in philosophy of logic and language, linguistic and metaethics, fields which are in fact at the core of Analytical Philosophy.


Antonio Russo (Università di Trieste)

Susan Krantz Gabriel ( St Anselm College, USA)

Antonio Marturano (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)

Johannes Zachhuber (Trinity College, Oxford)



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