عنوان مقاله [English]
At the time when the progress of natural and mathematical sciences was being seen as a limit for philosophy, and there remained only Nietzsche and Schopenhauer to attract a few, Brentano managed to open up a new vista for philosophy. Husserl followed in his footsteps and founded phenomenology. It was also the influence of Brentano that led Meinong to object theory, which drew the attention of Russell.
Max Scheler accepted Brentano’s views on moral values and on that basis came up with his content-oriented (non-formal) ethics later to be developed by Nicolai Hartmann.
Thinking independently of Kant, Brentano contributed much to the development of metaphysics and ontology. He also placed a premium on psychology and theory of knowledge, and through his analysis of language anticipated the analytic tradition and proved that it did not exclusively belong with empiricism.