home | alphabetical index | ||||||

## Gottlob Frege
Frege is arguably the greatest logician since Aristotle.
His revolutionary
Frege was the first to devise an axiomatization of propositional logic and of predicate logic, the latter of which was his own invention. The quantification so essential to Bertrand Russell's theory of descriptions, and to Russell and Alfred North Whitehead's
Frege was also an important philosopher of language. The distinction between the sense and reference of a proper name (
Frege was the first major proponent of logicism -- the view that mathematics is reducible to logic. His He started studying at the University of Jena in 1869 and moved to Göttingen after two years, where he received his Ph.D. in 1873. After returning to Jena two years later, he became lecturer of mathematics. In 1879, he was made associate professor and in 1896 became professor of mathematics. His principal works are:
*Begriffsschrift (Concept Script), eine der arithmetischen nachgebildete Formelsprache des reinen Denkens*, Halle a. S., 1879*Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik (The Foundations of Arithmetic): eine logisch-mathematische Untersuchung über den Begriff der Zahl*, Breslau, 1884- "Funktion und Begriff" ("Function and Concept"): Talk given in a Meeting on January 9, 1891 of the
*Jenaischen Gesellschaft für Medizin und Naturwissenschaft*, Jena, 1891 - "Über Sinn und Bedeutung" ("On Sense and Denotation"), in
*Zeitschrift für Philosophie und philosophische Kritik*, C (1892): 25-50 - "Über Begriff und Gegenstand" ("On Concept and Object"), in Vierteljahresschrift für wissenschaftliche Philosophie, XVI (1892): 192-205
*Grundgesetze der Arithmetik ("Basic Laws of Arithmetic")*, Jena: Verlag Hermann Pohle, Band I (1893), Band II (1903)*Was ist eine Funktion? ("What is a Function?")*, in Festschrift Ludwig Boltzmann gewidmet zum sechzigsten Geburtstage, February 20 1904, S. Meyer (ed.), Leipzig, 1904, pp. 656-666- "Der Gedanke" ("The Thought") Eine logische Untersuchung
*, in*Beiträge zur Philosophie des Deutschen Idealismus'' I (1918-1919): 58-77 - "Die Verneinung" ("Negation"), in
*Beiträge zur Philosophie des deutschen Idealismus*I (1918-1919): 143-157 - "Gedankengefüge" ("Compound Thought"), in
*Beiträge zur Philosophie des Deutschen Idealismus*III (1923): 36-51
Logical Investigations; in 1975 they were posthumously published (in English translation, at least) under this title.
| ||||||

copyright © 2004 FactsAbout.com |