Frege and the Logic of Sense and Reference

Routledge (2001)

Kevin Klement
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
This book aims to develop certain aspects of Gottlob Frege’s theory of meaning, especially those relevant to intensional logic. It offers a new interpretation of the nature of senses, and attempts to devise a logical calculus for the theory of sense and reference that captures as closely as possible the views of the historical Frege. (The approach is contrasted with the less historically-minded Logic of Sense and Denotation of Alonzo Church.) Comparisons of Frege’s theory with those of Russell and others are given. It is in the end shown that developing Frege’s theory in these ways reveals serious problems hitherto largely unnoticed, including those possibly rendering a Fregean intensional logic inconsistent even if his naïve class theory is excluded.
Keywords Frege  sense  reference  intensional logic
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Call number B3245.F24.K54 2002
ISBN(s) 9780415514668   9781136710902   9780415937900   0415937906
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