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Author Mendelsohn, Richard L.

Title The philosophy of Gottlob Frege / Richard L. Mendelsohn
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 226 pages)
Contents Biography -- Function and argument -- Sense and reference -- Frege's Begriffsschrift theory of identity -- Concept and object -- Names and descriptions -- Existence -- Thought, truth value and assertion -- Indirect reference -- Through the quotation marks
Summary This analysis of Frege's views on language and metaphysics in 'On Sense and Reference', arguably one of the most important philosophical essays of the past hundred years, provides a thorough introduction to the function/argument analysis and applies Frege's technique to the central notions of predication, identity, existence and truth. Of particular interest is the analysis of the Paradox of Identity and a discussion of three solutions: the little-known Begriffsschrift solution, the sense/reference solution, and Russell's 'On Denoting' solution. Russell's views wend their way through the work, serving as a foil to Frege. Appendices give the proofs of the first 68 propositions of Begriffsschrift in modern notation. This book will be of interest to students and professionals in philosophy and linguistics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-222) and index
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Subject Frege, Gottlob, 1848-1925.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511109776 (electronic bk.)
0511497962 (ebook)
0521836697 (hardback)
9780511109775 (electronic bk.)
9780511497964 (ebook)
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