Frege on Thinking and its Epistemic Significance

2017.06.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Pieranna Garavaso and Nicla Vassallo, Frege on Thinking and its Epistemic Significance, Lexington Books, 2015, 125pp., $75.00
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2017.06.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Pieranna Garavaso and Nicla Vassallo, Frege on Thinking and its Epistemic Significance, Lexington Books, 2015, 125pp., $75.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780739178386. Reviewed by Clinton Tolley, University of California, San Diego In this short book, Pieranna Garavaso and Nicla Vassallo aim to re-focus discussions of Frege toward two neglected aspects of his work: first, his understanding of 'thinking [denken]' as a distinctive kind of mental activity or process, and second, his conception of the epistemic significance of this activity, especially with respect to 'fostering the development of human knowledge' (1). After a short introduction positioning their work within Frege scholarship, especially that of Michael Dummett (Chapter 1), Garavaso and Vassallo take up the worry that, given his well-known anti-psychologism, Frege would have no interest in thinking as a psychological process (Chapter 2). In response, they. . .

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