David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
History and Philosophy of Logic 32 (3):199-209 (2011)
Fregean thoughts (i.e. the senses of assertoric sentences) are structured entities because they are composed of simpler senses that are somehow ordered and interconnected. The constituent senses form a unity because some of them are ?saturated? and some ?unsaturated?. This paper shows that Frege's explanation of the structure of thoughts, which is based on the ?saturated/unsaturated? distinction, is by no means sufficient because it permits what I call ?wild analyses?, which have certain unwelcome consequences. Wild analyses are made possible because any ?unsaturated? sense that is a mode of presentation of a concept together with any ?saturated? sense forms a thought. The reason is that any concept can be applied to any object (which is presented by a ?saturated? sense). This stems from the fact that Frege was willing to admit only total functions. It is also briefly suggested what should be done to block wild analyses
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Wolfgang Carl (1994). Frege's Theory of Sense and Reference: Its Origins and Scope. Cambridge University Press.
Gottlob Frege (1991). Posthumous Writings. Wiley-Blackwell.
Gottlob Frege (1953/1968). The Foundations of Arithmetic. Evanston, Ill.,Northwestern University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Oswaldo Chateaubriand (2007). The Truth of Thoughts: Variations on Fregean Themes. Grazer Philosophische Studien 75 (1):199-215.
Richard Heck & Robert May (2011). The Composition of Thoughts. Noûs 45 (1):126-166.
Mark Textor (2009). A Repair of Frege's Theory of Thoughts. Synthese 167 (1):105 - 123.
Mark Textor (2009). Unsaturatedness: Wittgenstein's Challenge, Frege's Answer. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 109 (1pt1):61-82.
Michael Dummett (1976). I. Frege as a Realist. Inquiry 19 (1-4):455-468.
J. L. Shaw (1989). 'Saturated' and 'Unsaturated': Frege and the Nyāya. Synthese 80 (3):373 - 394.
Carlo Penco (2003). Frege: Two Theses, Two Senses. History and Philosophy of Logic 24 (2):87-109.
Bryan Pickel (2010). Syntax in Basic Laws §§29–32. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 51 (2):253-277.
Richard Heck & Robert May (2013). The Function is Unsaturated. In Michael Beaney (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
Dirk Greimann (2008). Does Frege Use a Truth-Predicate in His ‘Justification’ of the Laws of Logic? A Comment on Weiner. Mind 117 (466):403-425.
Kevin C. Klement (2005). Does Frege Have Too Many Thoughts? A Cantorian Problem Revisited. Analysis 65 (1):44-49.
Pieranna Garavaso (1991). Frege and the Analysis of Thoughts. History and Philosophy of Logic 12 (2):195-210.
Saul A. Kripke (2008). Frege's Theory of Sense and Reference: Some Exegetical Notes. Theoria 74 (3):181-218.
Carlo Penco (2003). Frege, Sense and Limited Rationality. History of Modern Logic 9:53-65.
Added to index2011-08-04
Total downloads49 ( #36,369 of 1,101,958 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #128,846 of 1,101,958 )
How can I increase my downloads?