Gottlob Frege: Basic Laws of Arithmetic

2015.08.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gottlob Frege, Gottlob Frege: Basic Laws of Arithmetic, Philip A. Ebert and Marcus Rossberg (eds., trs.), Oxford University
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2015.08.41 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Gottlob Frege, Gottlob Frege: Basic Laws of Arithmetic, Philip A. Ebert and Marcus Rossberg (eds., trs.), Oxford University Press, 2013, 680pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199281749. Reviewed by Erich H. Reck, University of California at Riverside Several works by Gottlob Frege have played the role of canonical texts within English-speaking philosophy for decades, especially "On Sense and Reference", available in English since 1948, The Foundations of Arithmetic, since 1950, and Begriffsschrift, since 1967.[1] (In German: "Über Sinn und Bedeutung", originally published in 1891, Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, 1884, and Begriffsschrift, 1879). However, the work generally seen as Frege's magnum opus and meant to be his crowning achievement -- Grundgesetze der Arithmetik (Vols. 1-2) -- has been available in translation only in the form of excerpts so far, mostly in The Basic Laws of Arithmetic (M. Furth, ed., tr.,. . .

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