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Frege"s puzzle by Nathan U. Salmon

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Frege, Gottlob, 1848-1925,
  • Semantics (Philosophy) -- History -- 20th century

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Edition Notes

StatementNathan Salmon.
LC ClassificationsB3245.F24 S25 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 194 p. ;
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2537267M
ISBN 100262192462, 0262690969
LC Control Number85018136

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Nathan U. Salmon. (Santa Barbara, CA) is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara.. He is also the author of Frege's Puzzle, numerous articles in analytic metaphysics and the philosophy of language, and the coeditor of Propositions and Attitudes. This theory was refuted originally by philosopher Gottlob Frege. His argument that the naive theory did not work is termed Frege's puzzle, and his rival account of information content is Book Edition: 1. May 01,  · His argument that the naive theory did not work is termed Frege's puzzle, and his rival account of information content is termed the orthodox this detailed study, Nathan Salmon /5(9). Frege's Puzzle In his Begriffsschrift (or "Concept-Writing"), Gottlob Frege developed a propositional calculus to determine the truth values of propositions from their general form, not from any particular predicates (using specific words, names, properties, attributes, relations, etc.).

The term "Frege's puzzle" is commonly applied to two related problems. One is a problem about identity statements that Frege raised at the beginning of "On Sense and Reference", and another concerns propositional attitude reports. For the first problem, consider the following two sentences: (1) Hesperus is . Jan 01,  · Frege’s Puzzle from a Model-Based Point of View. movie, scientific book, virtual reality, etc. In principle, even smaller informational units (stories, poems, newspaper articles, jokes Author: Karlis Podnieks. Part of the "Longman Library of Primary Sources in Philosophy," this edition of Frege's Foundations of Arithmetic is framed by a pedagogical structure designed to make this important work of philosophy more accessible and meaningful for $ Any member who receives a print edition, even if it is Sunday-only, is eligible to receive a free puzzle book. Digital-only subscribers are not eligible.

In his book on the puzzle, Nathan Salmon ( 12) argues that the puzzle ‘has virtually nothing to do with identity.’ His thought is, roughly, that since the puzzle can easily be stated with- out any appeal to identity statements it follows that it is really about something else, namely the cognitive significance of referring expressions. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Jun 20,  · Frege’s puzzle about identity considers identity statements containing two singular terms which identify the same referent. These statements simply attempt to claim that one is identical to the other. This type of statement need not be as trivial as it seems, they can be redleaf-photography.coms: 1. Sep 01,  · Frege's Puzzle by Nathan Salmon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(9).