On Interpreting Frege on Truth and Logic

Sanford Shieh

in From Frege to Wittgenstein

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780195133264
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833580 | DOI:
On Interpreting Frege on Truth and Logic

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This essay analyzes a controversy between a recent, revisionary style of interpretation of Frege's conception of the relation between logic and semantics and the received interpretation that it opposes. I argue that, properly understood, the revisionary interpretation, especially that of Thomas Ricketts, differs less from such established interpretations as that of Dummett than the proponents of the former have claimed. However, the arguments underlying the revisionary interpretation have suggestive consequences for the idea of a foundation of logic.

Keywords: assertion; Dummett; foundation; Frege; interpretation; logic; Ricketts; semantics; truth

Chapter.  15553 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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