By Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock
The current selection of seventeen papers, so much of them already released in foreign philosophical journals, bargains either with concerns within the philosophy of good judgment, the philosophy of arithmetic, the philosophy of language and epistemology. the 1st half includes severe checks and just a little deviant renderings of the paintings of 2 seminal philosophers, Frege and Husserl, in addition to of the younger Carnap and Kripke. the second one half comprises analyses of crucial concerns within the philosophy of good judgment, the philosophy of arithmetic and semantics, together with arguments on behalf of Platonism within the philosophy of arithmetic, a protection of second-order common sense, a brand new definition of analyticity, a caricature of a semantics for mathematical statements and a critique of Kripke's attainable international semantics for modal common sense.
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11 He immediately formulates the already mentioned three methodological principles that are going to guide his whole discussion, namely (1) the radical separation between the logical and the psychological, (2) the so11 Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, Introduction, p. 7. 27 called Context Principle, that is, one has to look for the meaning of words (all words) in the context of statements in which they occur, and (3) the radical separation between concept and object. About the distinction between the logical and the psychological and about the distinction between concept and object there is little more to say: they permeate Frege’s whole philosophy and are the two pillars on which it is based.
Hence, it is not feasible to attempt to give in a few pages a complete account of all of Frege’s views expressed in that work. Nonetheless, some fundamental issues should certainly come to the fore. 11 He immediately formulates the already mentioned three methodological principles that are going to guide his whole discussion, namely (1) the radical separation between the logical and the psychological, (2) the so11 Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, Introduction, p. 7. 27 called Context Principle, that is, one has to look for the meaning of words (all words) in the context of statements in which they occur, and (3) the radical separation between concept and object.
50 See Dummett's Frege: Philosophy of Language 1973, revised edition 1981. 41 matter how much importance they have acquired for later discussions in that area. But Sluga countered Dummett’s rendering of Frege with an equally false rendering of Frege as an epistemologist and, more specifically, a Kantian epistemologist. Frege, however, was a philosopher of mathematics, who saw the necessity of making some elementary semantic distinctions, in order to convey most clearly his views on the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of logic, and cautiously felt obliged to say a few things about concrete epistemological issues, but avoided more general ones until his disenchantment with his philosophical views at the end of his life.