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Frege Synthesized

Essays on the Philosophical and Foundational Work of Gottlob Frege

  • Leila Haaparanta
  • Jaakko Hintikka

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 181)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leila Haaparanta, Jaakko Hintikka
      Pages 3-8
    3. Joan Weiner
      Pages 9-27
  3. Semantics and Epistemology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. J. Van Heijenoort
      Pages 31-45
    3. Hans Sluga
      Pages 47-64
    4. Tyler Burge
      Pages 97-154
    5. Leila Haaparanta
      Pages 155-174
  4. Logical Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Michael D. Resnik
      Pages 177-195
    3. Nino B. Cocchiarella
      Pages 197-252
  5. Philosophy of Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. A. W. Moore, Andrew Rein
      Pages 375-384
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 385-395

About this book


cake, even though it is typically given the pride of place in expositions in Frege's semantics. As a part of this attempted reversal of emphasis, Jaakko Hintikka has also called attention to the role Frege played in convincing almost everyone that verbs for being had to be treated as multiply ambiguous between the "is" of identity, the "is" of predication, the "is" of existence, and the "is" of class-inclusion - a view that had been embraced by few major figures (if any) before Frege, with the exception of John Stuart Mill and Augustus De Morgan. Hintikka has gone on to challenge this ambiguity thesis. At the same time, Frege's role in the genesis of another major twentieth-century philosophical movement, the phenomenological one, has become an important issue. Even the translation of Frege's key term "Bedeutung" as "reference" has become controversial. The interpretation of Frege is thus thrown largely back in the melting pot. In editing this volume, we have not tried to publish the last word on Frege. Even though we may harbor such ambitions ourselves, they are not what has led to the present editorial enterprise. What we have tried to do is to bring together some of the best ongoing work on Frege. Even though the ultimate judgment on our success lies with out readers, we want to register our satisfaction with all the contributions.


Gottlob Frege epistemology metaphysics philosophy semantics truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Leila Haaparanta
    • 1
  • Jaakko Hintikka
    • 2
  1. 1.Academy of FinlandFinland
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyFlorida State UniversityUSA

About the editors

Jaakko Hintikka is the author or co-author of thirty volumes and of some 300 scholarly articles in mathematical and philosophical logic, epistemology, language theory, philosophy of science, history of ideas and history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Descartes, Leibniz, Kant, Peirce, The Bloomsbury Group, Husserl and Wittgenstein. He has also been active in international scholarly organizations, most recently as the First Vice-President of FISP, Vice-President of IIP and Co-Chair of the American Organizing Committee of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal Synthese and the Managing Editor of Synthese Library since 1965.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Frege Synthesized
  • Book Subtitle Essays on the Philosophical and Foundational Work of Gottlob Frege
  • Editors L. Haaparanta
    Jaakko Hintikka
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2126-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8523-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-4552-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 395
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    History, general
    Linguistics, general
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