Some comments on the begriffsschrift and natural language

Philosophical Papers 12 (2):32-38 (1983)
Abstract
If the begriffsschrift from Frege does represent the logical form of natural language it either lacks a logical form itself, or its logical form is different to that of natural language. But Frege insists that his notation has a logical form. So the second disjunct holds. This suggests that Frege's notation will generate consequences different to those that can be derived with natural language, with its different logical form. For anyone looking for "a means of avoiding misunderstandings", as Frege does, this would be unpalatable, to say the least.
Keywords natural language  begriffsschrift  representation  logical form
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