By Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock
The current choice of seventeen papers, such a lot of them already released in foreign philosophical journals, offers either with matters within the philosophy of common sense, the philosophy of arithmetic, the philosophy of language and epistemology. the 1st half comprises severe exams and a bit deviant renderings of the paintings of 2 seminal philosophers, Frege and Husserl, in addition to of the younger Carnap and Kripke. the second one half includes analyses of valuable concerns within the philosophy of good judgment, the philosophy of arithmetic and semantics, together with arguments on behalf of Platonism within the philosophy of arithmetic, a security of second-order common sense, a brand new definition of analyticity, a cartoon of a semantics for mathematical statements and a critique of Kripke's attainable international semantics for modal good judgment.
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39 True, there would be denumerably many statements expressible in the concept-script – and, of course, denumerably many expressible in ordinary language – that would also refer to the True. And if they referred to the False, there would also be denumerably many statements expressible in the concept-script - and in ordinary language – that would also refer to the False. Thus, Principle V would be completely undetermined. e. Dummett’s rendering is false. If we consider Husserl’s alternative sense-referent scheme, it will be immediately clear that the two sides of Principle V do not have the state of affairs in common, since, according to Husserl, that would be the case in the three pairs of statements considered above, and it has already been established that the difference between the two sides of Principle V cannot be rendered as a difference of sense of corresponding component expressions.
More specifically, Frege’s main goal during his whole life as a philosopher was to establish, beyond any reasonable doubt, his logicist program of deriving arithmetic axioms as theorems from logical laws and definitions. In order to achieve such a goal, on the one hand, he had to devise a symbolic language, the concept-script, that could allow him to formulate derivations in the most clear and neat way possible and, on the other hand, he had to show that all other presumed and then current theories on the nature of logic and mathematics, and mathematical knowledge were false, namely, psychologism, naturalism and Kantianism.
In order to achieve such a goal, on the one hand, he had to devise a symbolic language, the concept-script, that could allow him to formulate derivations in the most clear and neat way possible and, on the other hand, he had to show that all other presumed and then current theories on the nature of logic and mathematics, and mathematical knowledge were false, namely, psychologism, naturalism and Kantianism. Already in the Preface of his Begriffsschrift Frege clearly 1 stated the distinction between the question about the geneticpsychological origin of a statement and that about the foundation of the statement.
Against the Current: Selected Philosophical Papers by Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock