Brentano on the Concept and Nature of Mind
Perhaps the philosophical thesis most commonly associated withBrentano is that intentionality is the mark of the mental. In fact,however, Brentano often and centrally uses also what he calls innerperception to demarcate the mental. In this paper, I offer a newinterpretation of Brentanos conception of the interrelations amongmind, intentionality, and inner perception. According to thisinterpretation, Brentano took the concept of mind to be a natural-kindconcept, with inner-perceivability serving as the conceptsreference-fixer and intentionality constituting the underlying natureof the mental.