A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Gottlob Frege

A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Gottlob Frege

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Gottlob Frege is one of the greatest logicians ever and also a philosopher of great significance. In this book Rosado Haddock offers a critical presentation of the main topics of Frege's philosophy, including, among others, his philosophy of arithmetic, his sense-referent distinction, his distinction between function and object, and his criticisms of formalism and psychologism. More than just an introduction to Frege's philosophy this book is also a highly critical and mature assessment of it as a whole in which the limitations, confusions and other weaknesses of Frege's thought are closely examined. The author is also a Husserlian scholar and this book contains valuable discussions of Husserl's neglected views and comparisons between the two great philosophers.Finally, Frege also criticizes Cantor for appealing to the so-called internal intuition where it is feasible and desirable to use ... Although Frege does not say it explicitly, he is afraid that Cantor could be introducing psychological explanations in the ... changed his views - are good examples of this peculiarity of Frege.107 Later we will discuss still another example. ... first that at the beginning of the chapter Frege underscores that his book has made his logicist thesis plausible, that is, thatanbsp;...

Title:A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Gottlob Frege
Author:Professor Guillermo E Rosado Haddock
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012-10-01


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