Gottlob Frege is one of the greatest logicians ever and also a philosopher of great significance. In this book Rosado Haddock offers a critical presentation of the main topics of Frege's philosophy, including, among others, his philosophy of arithmetic, his sense-referent distinction, his distinction between function and object, and his criticisms of formalism and psychologism. More than just an introduction to Frege's philosophy this book is also a highly critical and mature assessment of it as a whole in which the limitations, confusions and other weaknesses of Frege's thought are closely examined. The author is also a Husserlian scholar and this book contains valuable discussions of Husserl's neglected views and comparisons between the two great philosophers.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Philosophy in Begriffsschrift; Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik: first part (Â§Â§1-45); Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik: second part (Â§Â§46-109); The basic distinctions I: sense and referent; The basic distinctions II: function and object; Fundamental philosophical issues in Grundgesetze; Some remaining philosophical issues; Bibliography; Indexes.
Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock is Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.