RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 59104804 LA English UL http://site.ebrary.com/id/10289143 T1 The philosophy of Gottlob Frege A1 Mendelsohn, Richard L., PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge, UK; New York YR 2005 SN 0511109776 9780511109775 9780511497964 0511497962 9780521836692 0521836697 1280421975 9781280421976 AB This analysis of Frege's views on language and metaphysics in 'On Sense and Reference', arguably one of the most important philosophical essays of the past hundred years, provides a thorough introduction to the function/argument analysis and applies Frege's technique to the central notions of predication, identity, existence and truth. Of particular interest is the analysis of the Paradox of Identity and a discussion of three solutions: the little-known Begriffsschrift solution, the sense/reference solution, and Russell's 'On Denoting' solution. Russell's views wend their way through the work, serving as a foil to Frege. Appendices give the proofs of the first 68 propositions of Begriffsschrift in modern notation. This book will be of interest to students and professionals in philosophy and linguistics.