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Gepubliceerd in: Psychological Research 2/2018

20-12-2016 | Review

Franz Brentano and the beginning of experimental psychology: implications for the study of psychological phenomena today

Auteurs: Andreas Meyer, Benedikt Hackert, Ulrich Weger

Gepubliceerd in: Psychological Research | Uitgave 2/2018

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Abstract

The manifestation of psychology as an academic discipline more than a 100 years ago was accompanied by a paradigm shift in our understanding of psychological phenomena—with both its light and shadow sides. On the one hand, this development allowed for a rigorous and experimentation-based approach to psychological phenomena; on the other, it led to an alienation from the experiential—or qualia—facets as the topics under inquiry were researched increasingly through third-person (e.g., behavioral or physiological) measures. At the turning point of this development stood an eminent but little known European scholar, Franz Brentano, who called for a synthesis of both third-person and first-person research methods in the study of psychological phenomena. On the occasion of his death, a hundred years ago on March 17, 1917 we wish to illustrate the historical background, introduce the reader to Brentano’s approach and work and discuss its relevance for experimental psychology today.
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All direct quotations are translations from the German original work.
 
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For more information about the origin of the term intentionality, see Antonelli (2001), Marras (1976), and Spiegelberg (1976).
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Franz Brentano and the beginning of experimental psychology: implications for the study of psychological phenomena today
Auteurs
Andreas Meyer
Benedikt Hackert
Ulrich Weger
Publicatiedatum
20-12-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Gepubliceerd in
Psychological Research / Uitgave 2/2018
Print ISSN: 0340-0727
Elektronisch ISSN: 1430-2772
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-016-0825-7

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