By Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock
The current choice of seventeen papers, so much of them already released in overseas philosophical journals, bargains either with concerns within the philosophy of good judgment, the philosophy of arithmetic, the philosophy of language and epistemology. the 1st half comprises serious checks and slightly 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 relevant concerns within the philosophy of common sense, the philosophy of arithmetic and semantics, together with arguments on behalf of Platonism within the philosophy of arithmetic, a safety of second-order common sense, a brand new definition of analyticity, a caricature of a semantics for mathematical statements and a critique of Kripke's attainable global semantics for modal good judgment.
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In fact, Currie coincides with Sluga in almost every point and, thus, his book can be seen almost as a revised edition of Sluga’s book. 67 In his reinterpretation of Frege’s views on number in Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik Currie goes so far as to assert68 that for Frege numbers are creations of our faculty of reason. In such a case, since Frege considers numbers as objective as the Black Sea, maybe Currie should also render the Black Sea as a creation of our faculty of reason. With respect to Frege’s ‘Der Gedanke’, Currie goes so far as to assert that Frege was trying to refute a work of Mach of 1902.
Moreover, a concept does not have to be obtained by means of abstraction from objects, since in that case there would not be concepts under which nothing falls. In the case of concepts, one asks whether something falls under it, but such a question is nonsensical with respect to objects. Thus, there exists an essential difference between concepts and objects. There is also a corresponding essential difference between properties of objects and properties of concepts. Properties of objects can be traits of concepts under which the objects fall.
3 Ibid. 4 Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, §3. 2 23 does not imply any sort of Kantianism in Frege, in a similar fashion as the recognition of Kripke’s distinction5 between the pairs (necessity/contingency) and (a priori/a posteriori) does not entail any belief in Kripke’s thesis that strict proper names are rigid designators and that identity statements between those presumed rigid designators are examples of necessary a posteriori statements. Other important distinctions for Frege’s whole philosophy that are already present in his youth work are the distinction between the content of a judgement and the recognition of its truth, and that between concepts and objects.