Département de philosophie

Meaning and Intentionality in Anton Marty

Presentation

“Meaning and Intentionality in Anton Marty. At the Crossroads of the Philosophy of Language and Mind” is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project investigates the philosophy of language and mind of Anton Marty (Schwyz, 1847 – Prague, 1914). Its objective is to show the importance of Marty’s thought in the context of his time, but also the significance of some of his central ideas in the contemporary debates in philosophy of language and mind.

The project focuses on Marty’s theories of meaning and intentionality. The first axis of the project investigates Marty’s twofold notion of meaning (Bedeutung): i) meaning in the broad sense, or “communicational”; ii) meaning in the narrow sense, or “objective”. Understanding the relations between these two aspects of meaning will help to shed some new light on the connection between pragmatic and referential aspects of meaning in Marty’s philosophy.

The second axis of the project concerns Marty’s concept of intentionality, understood as an actual or potential relation of ideal similitude. It focuses on Marty’s use of the concept in his treatment of some of the central problems in philosophy of mind and language: the objectivity of meaning, the cognitive access to reality, the nature of universals, etc.

Regarding its scientific activities, the project evolves at different levels:
- Organisation of three international conferences (Prague 2014, Einsiedeln 2014, Geneva 2017) and numerous workshops;
- Publication of a series of articles by the members of the research team and publication of the proceedings of the international meetings;
- German edition of Marty’s lectures on philosophy of language (1904);
- French translation of Marty’s Untersuchungen zur Grundlegung der allgemeinen Grammatik und Sprachphilosophie (1908).

The research project “Meaning and Intentionality in Anton Marty. At the Crossroads of the Philosophy of Language and Mind” is hosted by Inbegriff – Geneva Seminar for Austro-German Philosophy.

Members

Dir
ectors:
Kevin Mulligan
Laurent Cesalli

Research fellows:
Giuliano Bacigalupo
Guillaume Fréchette
Hélène Leblanc
Hamid Taieb


External collaborators:
Jocelyn Benoist (University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Arkadiusz Chrudzimski
(University of Szczecin)
Janette Friedrich
(University of Geneva)
Uriah Kriegel (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS, Paris)

Claudio
Majolino (University of Lille 3)
Mark Textor (King's College, London)
Robin Rollinger (Czech Academy of Sciences)

Events

Upcoming
events:
– "Anton Marty and Contemporary Philosophy" (Call for Papers), closing conference of the project, University of Geneva, June 15-17, 2017

Past events:
– "Anton Marty. Autour de la traduction des Untersuchungen zur Grundlegung der allgemeinen Grammatik und Sprachphilosophie", University of Lille 3, June 1-2, 2015​
– "Meaning and Intentionality in Anton Marty: Debates and Influences
", University of Geneva, Einsiedeln, Stiftung Bibliothek Werner Oechslin, December 11-13, 2014
– "Mind And Language – Franz Brentano's Legacy in Prague. Commemorating the Centenary of Anton Marty's Death", Prague, Academy of Sciences, Vila Lanna, May 14-16, 2014 


Resources

Some texts of Marty:
Über den Ursprung der Sprache, A. Stuber, Würzburg 1875.
Untersuchungen zur Grundlegung der allgemeinen Grammatik und Sprachphilosophie. Erster Band, Max Niemeyer, Halle (Salle) 1908.

Raum und Zeit, ed. J. Eisenmeier, A. Kastil, O. Kraus, Max Niemeyer, Halle (Salle) 1916.
Gesammelte Schriften I.1, ed. J. Eisenmeier, A. Kastil, O. Kraus, Max Niemeyer, Halle (Salle) 1916.
Gesammelte Schriften I.2, ed. J. Eisenmeier, A. Kastil, O. Kraus, Max Niemeyer, Halle (Salle) 1916.
Gesammelte Schriften II.1, ed. J. Eisenmeier, A. Kastil, O. Kraus, Max Niemeyer, Halle (Salle) 1918.

Marty's Nachlass:
Under construction

Secondary literature:

Under construction


Tools

Blog of the research team, containing French translations of the vocabulary of Marty's Untersuchungen: antonmarty.wordpress.com


Research Output

– French translation of Marty’s Untersuchungen zur Grundlegung der allgemeinen Grammatik und Sprachphilosophie (work in progress), in collaboration with Claudio Majolino.


Related Websites


Swiss National Science Foundation
"Anton Marty", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Archives Husserl, Paris
Brentano Studien
Husserl Archives, Leuven

North American Society for Early Phenomenology
Research Unit "Phenomenologies", University of Liège
UMR STL (Savoirs, Textes, Langage), University of Lille 3
University of Salzburg, Philosophy Department, Franz Brentano