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Ghost World: A Context for Frege's Context Principle

Wilson, Mark (2007) Ghost World: A Context for Frege's Context Principle. [Preprint]


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There is considerable likelihood that Gottlob Frege began writing his Foundations of Arithmetic with the expectation that he could introduce his numbers, not with sets, but through some algebraic techniques borrowed from earlier writers of the Gottingen school. These rewriting techniques, had they worked, would have required strong philosophical justification provided by Frege's celebrated "context principle," which otherwise serves little evident purpose in the published Foundations.

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Item Type: Preprint
Wilson, Mark
Keywords: Frege, Stolz, Klein, foundations of arithmetic, extension elements, projective geometry, analytic geometry
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Depositing User: mark wilson
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:15
Item ID: 3375

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