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Access options available:. The scholarship displayed in the introduction and notes is of a very high and consistent quality. A rare exception is the confusion, on p.
Access options available:. The scholarship displayed in the introduction and notes is of a very high and consistent quality. A rare exception is the confusion, on p. It was the latter, not the former, which was edited by Nicolai as the voice of the Berlin Aufkliirung.
This volume is, in short, a signal achievement and a major contribution to its field. Anglophone readers have had to wait a very long time for an adequate presentation of Jacobi's writings and for a full and informed account of his place in the history of philosophy.
Presented with a volume of this scope and quality, however, one might almost conclude that it was worth the wait. New York: Cambridge University Press, The aim of this book is to place Frege's theory of sense and reference in the context of his general philosophical framework and to "support the general view that Frege's theory of sense and reference belongs to the epistemological tradition of modern philosophy that stems from Kant" vii.
Carl's emphasis upon an epistemological interpretation is intended to replace and refute ontological interpretations, especially those that place Frege in the tradition of Platonic logical realism. According to Carl, Frege's philosophical project was not motivated by an interest in language as such but was intended, in Frege's words, "to break the power of words over the human mind" 1o so that we might more perspicuously express our knowledge claims and their justifications.
Since, according to Frege, human beings can think only by using sentences, language enters the picture to explain the relation between thinking and the pursuit of truth. Throughout this book, Carl stays close to Frege's text and provides rigorous, meticulous , and detailed analyses of Frege's arguments that give weight and plausibility to the main lines of his interpretation.
He provides interesting criticisms of the views of other interpreters. For example, against Dummett's view that Frege is a philosophical realist, that our discourse aims to speak of a world that exists independently of us, Carl claims that the fact that we intend to speak of the entities to which our words refer does not have "to be understood in a 'realistic' way in the sense of Dummett--that is, a world conceived quite independently of our thought and knowledge--and the claim does not BOOK REVIEWS imply the opposite either.
In other words, Frege's claim has nothing to do with metaphysical positions like idealism or realism" 12 7 Carl 's book is the most recent contribution to an interpretive stance that aims at deemphasizing Frege's ontology. But why should one want to do this? Perhaps the answer is that if we take Frege's ontology at face value, he believes in the reality of abstract objects such as numbers, propositions, concepts, functions, and truth values.
Some philosophers, and I think Carl is one of them, are impressed and persuaded by Frege's criticisms of psychologism and formalism, but are also uncomfortable with abstract objects whose reality seems to be implied by these criticisms.
They would like a Frege that they would be proud to introduce to mother, but abstract objects stand in the way. Interpreting Frege as a Kantian epistemologist is one strategy to "demythologize " his system and make it acceptable to those skeptical about the reality of abstract objects.
Thus, according to Carl, Frege Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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There is a major issue about how one of Frege's key terms is to be translated. The German word is " Bedeutung ", and it is the term being translated as "reference" in the title of the paper. It is translated "nominatum" in the older translation available through the JStor link, and it has also been translated "denotation". In ordinary German, however, it just means "meaning", and so it is also sometimes translated that way for example, in Frege's Collected Papers and Posthumous Writings. There are places in Frege's writings that he uses " Bedeutung " with its ordinary meaning of "meaning", but it is mostly a technical term for him, and the closest technical term in current philosophical usage is probably "reference". On the other hand, however, Frege uses " Bedeutung " in a somewhat wider sense from how "reference" is typically used, as one will see from Frege's discussion of the question whether sentences have Bedeutungen , i.
One example of this is the naming relation, for example hearing the words "George W. Bush" and relating them to the actual entity in our world, the President in this case. References are determined by certain descriptions. For example, the references "adult", "married", and "male" may form the reference for "bachelor". In mathematical terms, there are always multiple ways to represent the same number.
Gottlob Frege. ON SENSE AND REFERENCE (excerpt). 1. [English translation of part of Gottlob Frege: “Über Sinn und Bedeutung”, Zeitschrift für Philosophie.
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The reference or "referent"; Bedeutung of a proper name is the object it means or indicates bedeuten , whereas its sense Sinn is what the name expresses. The reference of a sentence is its truth value , whereas its sense is the thought that it expresses. Much of analytic philosophy is traceable to Frege's philosophy of language. Frege developed his original theory of meaning in early works like Begriffsschrift concept script of and Grundlagen foundations of arithmetic of
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