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Routledge philosophy guidebook to Frege on sense and reference / Mark Textor.

Textor, Markus. (Author). ProQuest (Firm) (Added Author).
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Subject: Frege, Gottlob, 1848-1925.
Sense (Philosophy)
Reference (Philosophy)

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  • ISBN: 9780203845905 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0203845900 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: London ; Routledge, 2011.

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General Note: Description based on print version record.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. Searching for the foundations of arithmetic. Kant's philosophy of arithmetic ; Frege's argument from similarity ; Frege on analyticity and a priority ; More on truth-grounds ; What is logic? ; What is a law of logic? -- 2. The Begriffsschrift and its philosophical background. What is a Begriffsschrift good for? ; The Begriffsschrift as a 'lingua characteri[sti]ca' ; The Begriffsschrift as a picture-language of thought ; How the Begriffsschrift brings judgement to the fore ; Concept-formation and the context-principle -- 3. From subject and predicate to argument and function. Introduction ; What comes first : judgement, inference and conceptual content ; Variable and constant parts of Begriffsschrift sentences ; Why a Begriffsschrift sentence divides into argument-and function-expressions ; Why conceptual contents are decomposed into arguments and functions ; Multiple decomposability of contents ; Concepts and unsaturatedness -- 4. Splitting conceptual content into sense and reference. Background : content-identity in the Begriffsschrift ; A clarification : Frege on complex and simple proper names ; Frege's argument for splitting conceptual content into sense and reference ; The main critical point and the constructive suggestion ; The result of the split ; The general notion of reference ; Sense without reference ; Sameness of sense is transparent and makes sameness of reference transparent ; Sense-identity -- 5. The sense and reference of natural language singular terms. The regular and the relaxed connection between sign, sense and reference ; Apparent shifts of sense and reference ; Unsystematic shifts of sense : footnote 2 of 'On Sense and Reference' ; Systematic shifts of sense and reference : sentences as names of thoughts etc. -- 6. The sense and reference of an assertoric sentence. Introduction ; Disaster prevention ; Sentences and truth-value names ; A sentence doe not refer to a thought ; Truth-values in 'Function and Concept' ; Why sentences refer to truth-values ; Judgement and truth-value in 'On Sense and Reference' ; Judging as acknowledging the truth ; How are thoughts and the true (false) related? ; Back to sentence reference -- 7. The sense and reference of a concept-word. What is a concept-word? ; Unsaturatedness in Frege's mature phase ; Do concept-words refer? ; Why concept-words refer to concepts ; Why concept-words may be taken to refer to extensions ; Why concept-words cannot refer to extensions in particular and objects in general ; Concept-words, criteria of application and constitutive marks ; The concept-paradox or why proper names cannot refer to concepts ; How one can explain what a concept-word refers to? ; Frege's manoeuvres ; Biting the bullet.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.

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