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Лингвистичният обрат и раждането на логическия анализ на езика: Готлоб Фреге (1891–1895)
The Linguistic Turn and the Emergence of Logical Analysis of Language: Gottlob Frege (1891–1895)

Author(s): Kamen Lozev
Subject(s): Philosophy, Logic, Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: Sinn; Bedeutung; thought; empty concept; truth-value

Summary/Abstract: The paper reveals the changes which took place in Frege’s way of thinking in the years 1891-1895 with regard to some fundamental notions defended in his Begriffsschrift, 1879. The “judgeable content” was rethought in terms of its Sinn (meaning) and Bedeutung (sense or denotation). This change of mind helped Frege explain the epistemological and informative aspects of identity statements and prepared the ground for precise formulation of some of his important conclusions presented in the first volume of his Grundgesetze der Arithmetik, 1893. The paper traces the application of the notions of Sinn and Bedeutung to proper names of objects, concept words and sentences. The author emphasizes Frege’s arguments as to why the Bedeutung of the sentence should be its truth-value.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 63-77
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English, Bulgarian