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The Cambridge Companion to Frege

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Michael Potter, Joan Weiner, Warren Goldfarb, Peter Sullivan, Alex Oliver, Thomas Ricketts, Michael Kremer, William Taschek, Richard Heck, Mark Wilson, Michael Hallett, Peter Milne, Peter Hylton, Cora Diamond
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  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521624794

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  • Gottlob Frege (1848–1925) was unquestionably one of the most important philosophers of all time. He trained as a mathematician, and his work in philosophy started as an attempt to provide an explanation of the truths of arithmetic, but in the course of this attempt he not only founded modern logic but also had to address fundamental questions in the philosophy of language and philosophical logic. Frege is generally seen (along with Russell and Wittgenstein) as one of the fathers of the analytic method, which dominated philosophy in English-speaking countries for most of the twentieth century. His work is studied today not just for its historical importance but also because many of his ideas are still seen as relevant to current debates in the philosophies of logic, language, mathematics and the mind. The Cambridge Companion to Frege provides a route into this lively area of research.

    • Written in a clear and comprehensive manner to ensure accessibility for upper level undergraduates and graduates
    • Chapters written by acknowledged experts in the field
    • Discusses most aspects of Frege's philosophical writings, clearly showing a firm basis for research
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "....In this Companion the expressed purpose of editors Potter (Univ, of Cambridge, UK) and Ricketts (Univ.of Pittsburgh) is the provision of a comprehensive reference work.... The volume admirably fulfills its promise as a critical reference work.... This comprehensive account is notable for its uniformly excellent scholarship and its relevance to contemporary discussion.... Highly recommended...."
    -L. C. Archie, Lander University, CHOICE

    "The long-awaited publication of The Cambridge Companion to Frege is a major event in Frege scholarship. Filling over 600 pages, the 14 essays are closely argued, ambitious, and often philosophically highly novel.... philosophical penetration and comprehensive coverage.... Every serious reader of Frege should read it.
    -Jeremy Heis, University of California, Irvine, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

    "...The Companion to Frege so invites and introduces readers who know some Fregean basics to a deeper understanding and exploration of Frege’s philosophy of logic and language. Even Frege specialists may find surprising new turns of arguments..."
    --Manuel Bremer, Universität Düsseldorf, Philosophy in Review

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521624794
    • length: 660 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.05kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Note on translations
    Chronology
    1. Introduction Michael Potter
    2. Understanding Frege's project Joan Weiner
    3. Frege's conception of logic Warren Goldfarb
    4. Dummett's Frege Peter Sullivan
    5. What is a predicate? Alex Oliver
    6. Concepts, objects, and the context principle Thomas Ricketts
    7. Sense and reference Michael Kremer
    8. On sense and reference: a critical reception William Taschek
    9. Frege and semantics Richard Heck
    10. Frege's mathematical setting Mark Wilson
    11. Frege and Hilbert Michael Hallett
    12. Frege's folly Peter Milne
    13. Frege and Russell Peter Hylton
    14. Inheriting from Frege: the work of reception, as Wittgenstein did it Cora Diamond.

  • Editors

    Tom Ricketts, University of Pittsburgh
    Tom Ricketts is Professor of Philosophy at Pittsburgh University. He is the author of numerous articles on the development of analytic philosophy, especially Frege, Wittgenstein and Carnap.

    Michael Potter, University of Cambridge
    Michael Potter is a Reader in the Philosophy of Mathematics at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. He is the author of Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic (2009), Set Theory and its Philosophy (2004) and Reason's Nearest Kin (2000).

    Contributors

    Michael Potter, Joan Weiner, Warren Goldfarb, Peter Sullivan, Alex Oliver, Thomas Ricketts, Michael Kremer, William Taschek, Richard Heck, Mark Wilson, Michael Hallett, Peter Milne, Peter Hylton, Cora Diamond

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