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Nordic Wittgenstein Studies

New Essays on Frege

Between Science and Literature

Editors: Bengtsson, Gisela, Säätelä, Simo, Pichler, Alois (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on Frege’s view of fiction and the use of figurative modes of speech in relation to scientific research and philosophical investigations
  • Considers internal connections between different aspects of Frege’s work while acknowledging the importance of its philosophical context
  • Elucidates Frege’s conception of logic and the relation between natural language and the Begriffsschrift
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This volume collects nine essays that investigate the work of Gottlob Frege. The contributors address Frege’s work in relation to literature and fiction (Dichtung), the humanities (Geisteswissenschaften), and science (Wissenschaft). Overall, the essays consider internal connections between different aspects of Frege’s work while acknowledging the importance of its philosophical context.

There are also further common strands between the papers, such as the relation between Frege’s and Wittgenstein’s approaches to philosophical investigations, the relation between Frege and Kant, and the place of Frege’s work in the philosophical landscape more generally. The volume is therefore of direct relevance to several current debates in philosophy in general, in addition to Frege and Wittgenstein research in particular.

Even though Frege’s great significance for contemporary philosophy is not disputed, the question of how we are to understand the character and aims of his project is debated. The debate has a starting point in Frege’s specific conception of logic. The volume elucidates this conception as well as the relation between natural language and the Begriffsschrift. It will help philosophers, researchers, and students better understand the nuances of this great thinker. By extension, it will also help readers seeking to understand Wittgenstein’s approach to philosophical difficulties and his struggle to find an apt form of presentation for his philosophical investigations.

About the authors

Gisela Bengtsson is researcher in Philosophy affiliated to Uppsala University. Her research interests include Wittgenstein’s philosophy, Frege, early analytic philosophy, and philosophy and literature. Since 2017, she is editor of The Nordic Wittgenstein Review

Simo Säätelä is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bergen. His research interests include Wittgenstein’s philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of the humanities, and philosophy of mathematics.

 Alois Pichler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bergen and Head of the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen. His research interests include Wittgenstein’s philosophy and works, editorial philology, and digital humanities.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Zwischen Dichtung und Wissenschaft

    Pages 1-7

    Bengtsson, Gisela

  • Science and Fiction: A Fregean Approach

    Pages 9-22

    Gabriel, Gottfried

  • Frege’s Unquestioned Starting Point: Logic as Science

    Pages 23-46

    Alnes, Jan Harald

  • Frege, the Normativity of Logic, and the Kantian Tradition

    Pages 47-74

    Korhonen, Anssi

  • Frege’s Critique of Formalism

    Pages 75-86

    Stenlund, Sören

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Essays on Frege
Book Subtitle
Between Science and Literature
Editors
  • Gisela Bengtsson
  • Simo Säätelä
  • Alois Pichler
Series Title
Nordic Wittgenstein Studies
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71186-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71186-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71185-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89047-0
Series ISSN
2520-1514
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 185
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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