By Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock
The current selection of seventeen papers, such a lot of them already released in overseas philosophical journals, bargains either with matters within the philosophy of good judgment, the philosophy of arithmetic, the philosophy of language and epistemology. the 1st half includes severe checks and 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 primary matters within the philosophy of common sense, 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 global semantics for modal common sense.
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Such an assertion of Weiner’s, that reminds the reader not of any of Frege’s writings but of the end of Wittgenstein’s Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung74, is, to say it mildly, an exaggeration. Frege was perfectly conscious of the fact that natural language is imprecise and frequently leads philosophers to confusions that could be avoided if we were able to communicate in a perfect language. He was conscious that in order to communicate precise thoughts in natural language, especially about scientific and philosophical matters, one has to free oneself from the chains of natural language and do it some violence.
But more importantly, the differences between Frege and Kant are so overwhelming that the coincidence seems insignificant, as any scholar acquainted with Frege’s philosophy and with Kant’s theoretical philosophy would have to acknowledge. To name just a few of them, besides the difference between their arguments on behalf of their common view of the nature of geometrical statements and their opposition with regard to the nature of arithmetical statements, one could point to (i) the fact that Kant was a mathematical constructivist, 69 For a detailed discussion and refutation of Sluga's and Dummett's renderings of identity statements, see our 'Identity Statements in the Semantics of Sense and Reference', originally in Logique et Analyse 100, 1982, and reprinted in Claire O.
See 'Über Schoenflies: Die logischen Paradoxien der Mengenlehre', in Nachgelassene Schriften, pp. 191-199, especially pp. 197-198. , p. 198. , p. 199. 61 Ibid. 62 See Sluga's Gottlob Frege, pp. 156-157. , pp. 2 and 40. 64 Frege: An Introduction to his Philosophy, Barnes & Noble, New Jersey 1982, pp. 1-2. 58 44 argues65 that Frege’s interest in mathematics was not a primary one, but mediated by the fact that mathematics is an example of the epistemological ideal, whereas his interest in logic was only instrumental66, since it serves the epistemological ideal.
Against the Current: Selected Philosophical Papers by Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock