Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics

Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics

by Michael Dummett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674319354

ISBN-13: 9780674319356

Pub. Date: 11/28/1991

Publisher: Harvard University Press

The philosophy of Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) is seen by many as the starting point for the modern analytical movement: Russell, Wittgenstein and Quine were all influenced by Frege, and much of analytical philosophy can be viewed as building on, or attempting to correct his work.

In 1973 Michael Dummett published "Frege: Philosophy of Language", the first of

Overview

The philosophy of Gottlob Frege (1848-1925) is seen by many as the starting point for the modern analytical movement: Russell, Wittgenstein and Quine were all influenced by Frege, and much of analytical philosophy can be viewed as building on, or attempting to correct his work.

In 1973 Michael Dummett published "Frege: Philosophy of Language", the first of two volumes devoted to a survey and discussion of Frege's philosophy, considered as roughly divisible between the philosophy of language and philosophy of mathematics. This is the second volume in a corrected paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674319356
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

The Significance of Grundlagen

The Introduction to Grundlagen

Analyticity

The Value of Analytic Propositions

Frege and Dedekind

Numerical Equations and Arithmetical Laws

What is Number?

Units and Concepts

Two Strategies of Analysis

Frege's Strategy

Some Principles of Frege's Strategy

Frege and Husserl

Frege's Definition of Cardinal Numbers

The Status of the Definition

Did Frege Refute Reductionism?

The Context Principle

The Context Principle in Grundgesetze

Abstract Objects

Part III of Grundgesetze

The Critique of Formalism

The Critique of Cantor

Frege's Theory of Real Numbers

Assessment

The Problem of Mathematical Objects

Bibliographical Note

Index of Frege's Writings

General Index

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