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Published: 30 April 2012

208 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199891610

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Frege's Conception of Logic

Patricia A. Blanchette

  • explores the relationship between Gottlob Frege's understanding of conceptual analysis and his understanding of logic
  • Blanchette makes a number of controversial arguments: that Frege intended to demonstrate the logical grounding of ordinary arithmetic, not of a replacement science; that this does not require that the Frege's numerals refer to the same objects as do the numerals of ordinary arithmetical discourse; that Frege's multiple-decomposability thesis is central to his work, and that it is coherent, in the sense that it doesn't conflict with his semantic compositionality thesis; and that Frege can, and does, make perfectly good sense of metatheoretical questions, answers, and demonstrations.