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Frege Explained : Ideas Explained - Joan Weiner

Frege Explained

Ideas Explained


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What is the number one? Does 2 plus 2 always equal 4? These seemingly simple questions have perplexed philosophers for eons, but the ideas of German philosopher Gottlob Frege (1848 1925) transformed the discussion. Frege believed that the truths of arithmetic and of all mathematics are derived from self-evident logical truths. His new way of looking at logic and mathematics was influential and his convictions revolutionized logic and laid the foundation for modern analytic philosophy. Joan Weiner presents an accurate, accessible explanation of Frege's ideas, tracing the development of his thought and making the essential concepts understandable.

Frege's life and characterp. 1
The projectp. 7
Frege's new logicp. 25
Defining the numbersp. 49
Reconception of the logic, I : "function and concept"p. 71
Reconception of the logic, II : "on sense and meaning" and "on concept and object"p. 89
Basic laws, the contradiction, and its aftermathp. 115
"The foundations of geometry"p. 127
Logical investigationsp. 145
Frege's influence on recent philosophyp. 159
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ISBN: 9780812694604
ISBN-10: 0812694600
Series: Ideas Explained
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.28