Wittgenstein, frege & the context principle susan lucas on how words gain meaning from their context wittgenstein’s tractatus logico-philosophicus is perhaps one of the most startlingly original pieces of philosophy ever written. 2 early analytical philosophy of language the achievements of russell and frege, in setting an agenda for analytical philosophers that promised to both resolve longstanding philosophical difficulties and preserve a role for philosophy on an equal footing with the natural sciences, electrified european and american academic philosophers.
Some newer theories on the descriptivist side are metalinguistic theory, causal-description theory and two-dimensional semantics on the millian side there are several responses to frege's objections - nathan salmon has done plenty of work here, and soames' expansion on kripke's criticism of descriptivism in his beyond rigidity is another example. Gottlob frege: language gottlob frege for the analysis and advancement of science and human knowledge subsequently became extremely influential especially through the writings of russell and the early wittgenstein and it contributed to the while in (2) it is the persians yet from a logical point of view the two sentences have the. Russell wanted to refine the theory of denotation to remove the paradox of nonexistent objects found in meinong’s theory and to close the gap nonexistent referents left in frege’s theory starting with frege’s essay, “the thought” first aims to establish a basis for logic as the laws of truth in reality rather than a view of logic as the laws of thought.
Russell's objections to frege's theory 137 russell's objections to frege's theory of sense and reference by john r searle it is commonly supposed that russell adopted the theory of descriptions in preference to frege's theory of sense and. Other sources of biographical information include ronald clark’s authoritative the life of bertrand russell (1975), ray monk’s two volumes, bertrand russell: the spirit of solitude (1996) and bertrand russell: the ghost of madness (2000), and the first volume of andrew irvine’s bertrand russell: critical assessments (1999. Scientific or ordinary truths are given since, like russell, wittgenstein believed that all necessary, a priori connections are logical connections, he could have tried to give logical analyses of empirical statements, had he shared russell’s view that the metaphysical simples 8 soames (2014), pp 414-419.
3 see russell (1910b) and chapter 12 of russell (1912) also, russell and whitehead (1910) section 3 of also, russell and whitehead (1910) section 3 of chapter 3 of the introduction, soames (2014) sections 3-5 of chapter 9, and sections 4 and 5 of chapter 10. Comparing frege and russell kent bach frege's and russell's views are obviously different, but because of certain superficial similarities in how they handle certain famous puzzles about proper names, they are often assimilated.
I originally intended to include the following descriptions of frege’s and russell’s theories in my article “names and natural kind terms” unfortunately, the article became too long to n are two names in a’s language, and suppose that ‘=’ expresses the relation of identity then (on russell’s view) are semantically. The philosophy of gottlob frege richard l mendelsohn lehman college and the graduate school, cuny iii 4 frege’s begriffsschrift theory of identity 41 41 introduction 41 42 the begriffsschrift semantic theory 42 72 the frege/russell view about ‘existence’ 102. Sense and reference, frege's puzzles, concept and object, sortal, third realm, mediated reference theory (frege–russell view), descriptivist theory of names, redundancy theory of truth, set-theoretic definition of natural numbers, hume's principle, basic law v, frege's theorem, frege–church ontology, frege–geach problem, law of trichotomy.
Language1 manuel garcía-carpintero2 wittgenstein hoped that it would deliver what in his view frege and russell had failed to provide: a philosophically adequate account of logical validity tionality arguing that only such a theory accounts for two fundamental facts about representation in language and thought first, we understand.
Philosophy of language the achievements of russell and frege, in setting an agenda for analytical philosophers that promised to both resolve longstanding philosophical difficulties and preserve a role for philosophy on an equal footing with the natural sciences, electrified european and american academic philosophers c tarski's. Frege's and russell's views are obviously different, but because of certain superficial similarities in how they handle certain famous puzzles about proper names, they are often assimilated.