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

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

by Wolfgang Carl, Carl
 

ISBN-10: 0521398169

ISBN-13: 9780521398169

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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. This study represents a major

Overview

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. This study represents a major reassessment of a seminal figure in the history of philosophy, and will be of particular interest to philosophers concerned with language and epistemology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521398169
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Series:
Modern European Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Frege's logic; 2. The separation of the psychological from the logical; 3. To break the power of words over the human mind; 4. The thought; a) the objectivity of thought b) sense and thought; 5. The reference of sentences; 6. Judgement and knowledge; 7. The reference and sense of names; 8. Frege's contributions to epistemology; a) Frege's account of empirical knowledge b) the refutation of idealism; Bibliography; Index.

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