Frege Explained

Author(s): Joan Weiner
Original Publish Date: Apr 15, 2011
Product Number: EB00663085
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780812697520
Publisher: Open Court
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What is the number one? How can we be sure that 2+2=4? These apparently ssimple questions have perplexed philosophers for thousands of years, but discussion of them was transformed by the German philosopher Gottlob Frege (1848-1925). Frege (pronounced Fray-guh)believed that arithmetic and all mathematics are derived from logic, and to prove this he developed a completely new approach to logic and numbers. Joan Weiner presents a very clear outline of Frege's life and ideas, showing how his thinking evolved through successive books and articles.

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