104 BOOK REVIEWS Liliana Albertazzi, Massimo Libardi, and Roberto Poli (editors), The School of Franz Brentano. Dordrecht, Boston/ London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996, 477 + xiv pp., $199.00 (hardback). Review by: Amedeo Giorgi, Saybrook Institute This is an important book for understanding a certain aspect of contemporary philosophy. The philosophers who edited the book have thematized the "school" of Franz Brentano, who was a strong force in the development of philosophy in Germany and Austro- Hungary during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During the time of Brentano's dominance, philosophy was not yet split into continental and Anglo-American streams, yet, as the various authors of the individual chapters of the book show, Brentano's influences exist on both sides of the contemporary divide. It seems as though themes persist in Anglo-American philosophy, but whole movements and subschools persist on the continental side. As already indicated, this is an edited book with different con- tributors for each chapter. On the whole, the book provides an expert perspective on the individuals and topics covered, and, while it is not so interesting to list a table of contents, given the price of the book I think it is important for potential
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