Frege: Philosophy of Language / Edition 2

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Overview

No one has figured more prominently in the study of German philosopher Gottlob Frege than Michael Dummett. This highly acclaimed book is a major contribution to the philosophy of language as well as a systematic interpretation of Frege, indisputably the father of analytic philosophy. Frege: Philosophy of Language remains indispensable for an understanding of contemporary philosophy. Harvard University Press is pleased to reissue this classic book in paperback.
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Editorial Reviews

Guardian

Dummett's book is not just a book about Frege: it is an important contribution to all thetopics on which Frege wrote, and an invaluable commentaryon the work of many contemporary philosophical logicians.
— Alan Ryan

Listener

A splendid achievement. Not only does it give an illuminating and in the main a systematic account of Frege's views, but it displays many penetrating insights of the author's own on the important and difficult problems which they raise. In its honesty, rigour and acumen it establishes Dummett as one of the outstanding philosophers of the present time.
— A. J. Ayer

Observer

A remarkable book. There are very few books of over 700 pages of which it is clearly true that not a page has been wasted...Philosophy can never be quite the same again after this book.
— Alasdair Maclntyre

Guardian - Alan Ryan
Dummett's book is not just a book about Frege: it is an important contribution to all thetopics on which Frege wrote, and an invaluable commentaryon the work of many contemporary philosophical logicians.
Listener - A. J. Ayer
A splendid achievement. Not only does it give an illuminating and in the main a systematic account of Frege's views, but it displays many penetrating insights of the author's own on the important and difficult problems which they raise. In its honesty, rigour and acumen it establishes Dummett as one of the outstanding philosophers of the present time.
Observer - Alasdair Maclntyre
A remarkable book. There are very few books of over 700 pages of which it is clearly true that not a page has been wasted...Philosophy can never be quite the same again after this book.
Anthony Quinton
Without question the most important philosophical book to have been published for at least a decade.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674319318
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 1,407,208
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Dummett was Wykeham Professor of Logic Emeritus in the University of Oxford.
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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Textual References
  • Introduction
  • Sense and Tone
  • Quantifiers
  • The Hierarchy of Levels
  • Proper Names
  • Sense and Reference
  • Appendix: Note on an Attempted Refutation of Frege
  • Some Theses of Frege’s on Sense and Reference
  • The Reference of Incomplete Expressions
  • The Incompleteness of Concepts and Functions
  • Indirect Reference
  • Assertion
  • Thoughts
  • Truth-value and Reference
  • Appendix: Note on Many-valued Logics
  • Can Truth be Defined?
  • Abstract Objects
  • Quantification
  • Identity
  • Original Sinn
  • The Evolution of Frege’s Thought
  • Frege’s Place in the History of Philosophy
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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