The Birth of Semantics

Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy 8 (6):1-31 (2020)
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Abstract

We attempt here to trace the evolution of Frege’s thought about truth. What most frames the way we approach the problem is a recognition that hardly any of Frege’s most familiar claims about truth appear in his earliest work. We argue that Frege’s mature views about truth emerge from a fundamental re-thinking of the nature of logic instigated, in large part, by a sustained engagement with the work of George Boole and his followers, after the publication of Begriffsschrift and the appearance of critical reviews by members of the Boolean school.

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Robert May
University of California, Davis
Richard Kimberly Heck
Brown University

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