Fr. Brentano and the Unity of Philosophy

Stoyan Buchvarov


The subject of philosophy is being as being. Aristotle divides philosophy of theoretical and practical disciplines. How to get back to the unity of philosophy? Franz Brentano in “On the Several Senses of Being in Aristotle” made inquiry for the unity of philosophy. The first place being is a plural, have many senses with concept substance, but is a unity with concept accidence. The connection between theoretical and practical philosophy, eidos and aim, is accomplished by the concept entelechy. The unity and division of philosophy F. Brentano realize with logic: intentional relations – universal affirmation, universal negation, particular affirmation, and particular negation.


philosophy, accidence, actuality, potentiality, entelechy, logic


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