act-object psychology

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Alexius Meinong (1853—1920)

Franz Brentano (1838—1917)


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An approach to the mind that distinguishes between the experienced mental nature of a state of mind and its intended object, or what it is directed towards. It was felt by Meinong and others that the distinction had been ignored by Brentano. See also intentionality.

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