2011-2016: Brentano's Psychology and the Problem of Intentionality of Sensuous Acts



  • Ion Tănăsescu, The Aristotelian Polysemy of Being in Franz Brentano’s Dissertation and the Origins of Intentionality, at the World Congress Aristotle. 2400 Years, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 23-28 May 2016.


  • Ion Tănăsescu, Das Programm der deskriptiven Psychologie bei Brentano und Marty, at The Philosophy of Anton Marty, 11-13 December 2014, Einsiedeln, Switzerland;
  • Ion Tănăsescu, The two Theories of Intentionality in Brentano and Chisholm’s Ontological and Psychological Theses, at The 8th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, University of Bucharest, 28 August – 02 September 2014;
  • Ion Tănăsescu, The Intentional Relation of Sensory Presentations in Brentano’s and Marty’s Descriptive Psychology, at Mind and Language – Franz Brentano’s Legacy in Prague Commemorating the Centenary of Anton Marty’s Death Prague, Prague, Academy of Sciences, Vila Lanna, 14–16 May, 2014;
  • Ion Tănăsescu, Brentano and Husserl on phantasy presentation, at Fictions, an international conference organized by the Faculty of Political Science, National School of Political Studies and Administration, Bucharest, 11-12 April 2014 (text translated into English by Oana Vasilescu).


  • Ion Tănăsescu, Intentionality and ethics at Franz Brentano, at Summer Course (Third Edition) – Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, 5th September 2013 (in Romanian);
  • Ion Tănăsescu, Problem and Method in Franz Brentano’s descriptive Psychology, at “Phenomenology Between Method and Technique” National Colloquim, The Centre for Phenomenological Studies  – Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, 24-25 May 2013, Bucharest (in Romanian);
  • Ion Tănăsescu, The manifold meaning oft the term intentionality in Brentano’s empirical Psychology, at “Consciousness and Intentionality. Franz Brentano’s Heritage in Philosophy of Mind – International Brentano Conference 2013 – Universität Salzburg“, 7-9 February, 2013.


  • Ion Tănăsescu, Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte Brentanos und das Problem des Leibes, at „Phénomènes psychiques et corps”, Bucharest,  28-29 November 2012.
  • Elena Băltuță, Aquinas on Mental Content: the Debate between Direct Realism and Representationalism, at Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK, 27 November 2012.
  • Ion Tănăsescu, Die Intentionalität der Empfindung bei Brentano, Seminar of Husserl-Archief te Leuven, Leuven Belgium, 12 September 2012.
  • Ion Tănăsescu, Franz Brentano’s Dissertation on Aristotle and Phenomenology, at the „7th Central and Eastern European Conference on Phenomenology (CEECOP and Aristotle”, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 02-03 June 2012;
  • Elena Băltuță, Aquinas on Intellectual Cognition: the Case of Intelligible Species, at “Analytical Approaches to Thomas Aquinas”, Krakow, Poland, 26-27 May 2012.