Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Franz Brentano

What was Franz Brentano’s psychological theory of right and wrong?

Brentano thought that judgments can be correct or incorrect and that the same held for loving and hating. If a thing is good, then it is impossible to love it incorrectly. Correctness in loving and hating is objective, as is incorrectness. Brentano was an intuitionist concerning such correctness. He thought that we could be immediately and directly aware of the “fit” between the emotion and the object.


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