Meinong Strikes Again.
Return to Impossible Objects
100 Years Later
Edited by Laura Mari, Michele Paolini Paoletti
The destiny of Meinongianism in the Anglo-American analytic philosophy in the first half of the 20th Century is summarized by G. Ryle, 1972’s well-known remark:
"Let us frankly concede from the start that Gegenstandstheorie itself is dead, buried and not going to be resurrected. Nobody is going to argue again that, for example, ‘there are objects concerning which it is the case that there are no such objects’. Nobody is going to argue again that the possibility of ethical and aesthetic judgments being true requires that values be objects of a special sort". Unfortunately, philosophers typically make bad prophecies.