Logic, thinking and language in Frege

Journal title PARADIGMI
Author/s Daniele Mezzadri
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/3 Language English
Pages 16 P. 165-180 File size 186 KB
DOI 10.3280/PARA2017-003012
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In this paper I take the opportunity of the recent publication of Pieranna Garavaso’s and Nicla Vassallo’s Frege on Thinking and its Epistemic Significance (with whose main tenets this paper is in constant dialogue) to provide an overview of some important components of Frege’s conception of logic. Section 1 discusses Frege’s view that the task of logic is to provide justification for what we think, and in sections 2 and 3 this idea is shown to play a central role in his anti-psychologistic view that logic is normative for thinking. Section 4 offers a survey of Frege’s manifold conception of thinking. Finally, section 5 discusses the relations between thinking and language in Frege’s philosophy.

Keywords: Frege, Language, Logic, Normativity, Psychologism, Thinking.

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Daniele Mezzadri, Logic, thinking and language in Frege in "PARADIGMI" 3/2017, pp 165-180, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2017-003012