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  • adj. Of or relating to German philosopher Gottlob Frege and his philosophy, including his distinction between "sense" and "reference".


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Frege +‎ -an


  • Logics satisfying this strong replacement property are called Fregean in (Czelakowski, Pigozzi 2004a).

    Propositional Consequence Relations and Algebraic Logic

  • There exists no Fregean person--as posed by analytic philosophy--for whom thought has been extruded from the body.

    Philosopgy in the Flesh - Chapter One

  • But I also think original meaning (that is, Fregean sense, Carnapian intension, or Millian connotation) is interpretively binding.


  • No. To see why it is not, notice that the ascription of limitations and confusions to his logical theory depends almost entirely on taking a special point of view on the nature of logic, namely the viewpoint of Fregean and Russellian logicism, which posits the reducibility of mathematics (or at least arithmetic) to some version of second-order logic.

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • Versions of the Fregean argument are sometimes stated in terms of the notion of ontological commitment.

    Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • One response to these challenges is to observe that the Fregean argument was developed above without any use of the term

    Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • Fregean logicism is just one way in which this template can be developed; some other ways will be mentioned below.

    Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • Any challenge to the definition of ˜ontological commitment™ provided by Quine's Criterion therefore appears irrelevant to the version of the Fregean argument developed above.

    Platonism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • In short, because considerable logical complexity can lie undiscovered in the thoughts expressed by relatively-simple sentences, non-derivability is no guarantee of independence, in the Fregean scheme of things.

    The Frege-Hilbert Controversy

  • But from the Fregean point of view, the thoughts expressed are inconsistent, since part of what it is to have a nightmare is to have a dream.

    The Frege-Hilbert Controversy


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