Frege

Joseph Agassi*

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Abstract

Extensionalism makes it possible to study logic independently of any theory of meaning. Frege’s logic was not fully extensional, however: he developed a theory of meaning in order to have classes uniquely determined. That theory is also flexible enough to allow statements of identity to be at times analytic, at times not. He rejected the traditional empiricist epistemology as an obstacle since it is psychologistic – even though he could not replace it. (A few years after Frege died Popper proposed the first non-psychologistic theory of science.)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthese Library
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages109-125
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSynthese Library
Volume401
ISSN (Print)0166-6991
ISSN (Electronic)2542-8292

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