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Frege jako hermeneuta
Frege as a hermeneut

Author(s): Wolfram Hogrebe
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Gottlob Frege; hermeneutics; semantics; meaning; radical comprehension; courtesy-based comprehension; entgegenkommendes Verstehen; presumable meaning
Summary/Abstract: The author reveals the final period of Gottlob Frege’s philosophical activity to be that of a hermeneutical thinker. His logic, semantics and philosophy of language are beloved by analytical philosophy. However, Frege explored several types of comprehension, including implicit, guessing and creative comprehension. According to his hermeneutical propedeutics, the so-called „protreptic” elucidation will be required when our mind faces nondefinable primitive terms. Defining them results in nonsense (kommt Unsinn heraus). Hence we have to find another way to their meaning, either based on „good will” and „courtesy-based” interpretation (entgegenkommendes Verstehen). Also first language acquisition requires „radical comprehension” from preverbal infants. The author compares corresponding approaches in Frege and Quine, and delivers a systematic overview of Frege’s late theoretical attempts.

  • Page Range: 157-178
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish