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Frege's Theory of Sense and Reference : Its Origin and Scope - Wolfgang Carl

Frege's Theory of Sense and Reference

Its Origin and Scope

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Gottlob Frege has exerted an enormous influence on the evolution of twentieth-century philosophy, yet the real significance of that influence is still very much a matter of debate. This book provides a completely new and systematic account of Frege's philosophy by focusing on its cornerstone: the theory of sense and reference. Two features distinguish this study from other books on Frege. First, sense and reference are placed absolutely at the core of Frege's work; the author shows that no adequate account of the theory can avoid analysing the notion of thought that underpins it, or explaining how it has clarified our concept of judgement. Second, the theory is situated within the development of Frege's thought; the author reveals how the theory caused Frege to alter many of his fundamental views. In doing so the author presents a clearer picture of the problems the theory was intended to solve, and delineates more sharply the characteristic features of Frege's philosophy.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Frege's logicp. 5
The separation of the psychological from the logicalp. 26
To break the power of words over the human mindp. 53
The thoughtp. 76
The objectivity of thoughtp. 78
Sense and thoughtp. 92
The reference of sentencesp. 115
Judgement and knowledgep. 137
The reference and sense of namesp. 161
Frege's contributions to epistemologyp. 186
Frege's account of empirical knowledgep. 187
The refutation of idealismp. 201
Bibliographyp. 212
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780521391351
ISBN-10: 0521391350
Series: Modern European Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 25th November 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45