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Title: Frege on Sense Identity, Basic Law V, and Analysis
Author(s): Ebert, Philip
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Issue Date: Feb-2016
Date Deposited: 26-Oct-2015
Citation: Ebert P (2016) Frege on Sense Identity, Basic Law V, and Analysis. Philosophia Mathematica, 24 (1), pp. 9-29.;
Abstract: The paper challenges a widely held interpretation of Frege's conception of logic on which the constituent clauses of basic law V have the same sense. I argue against this interpretation by first carefully looking at the development of Frege's thoughts in Grundlagen with respect to the status of abstraction principles. In doing so, I put forth a new interpretation of Grundlagen §64 and Frege's idea of ‘recarving of content’. I then argue that there is strong evidence in Grundgesetze that Frege did not hold the relevant sense-identity claim regarding basic law V.
DOI Link: 10.1093/philmat/nkv032
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