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Frege on Absolute and Relative Truth free pdf Frege's essay 'Der Gedanke' ('Thoughts') is one of the best-known and most-quoted texts in the area of analytic philosophy. However, his arguments against the correspondence theory of truth, which are located in the third paragraph of 'Der Gedanke', are generally rejected on the grounds that they allegedly contain some easily identifiable logical errors. This is the view of leading Frege scholars such as Dummett, Kunne and Soames. Against this view the author proposes an entirely new interpretation of the text to show that Frege's argumentation is consistent. The central point of the author's interpretation is Frege's distinction between absolute and relative truth. Due to the detailed interpretation of Frege's text and the comprehensive refutation of misinterpretations of it by Dummett and other scholars, the book is also well suited to be a sophisticated introduction to the practice of interpreting philosophical texts for advanced students of philosophy. For this reason it also contains two chapters reflecting on the route and manner of the proposed new interpretation.

About Ulrich Pardey

ULRICH PARDEY is Professor of Philosophy at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, and one time Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine, USA. He is the author of Identitat, Existenz und Reflexivitat. Sprachanalytische Untersuchungen zur deskriptiven Metaphysik, (Identity, Existence and Reflexivity. An Analytic Enquiry in Descriptive Metaphysics) and Begriffskonflikte in Logik, Sprache, Metaphysik (Conceptual Dilemmas in Logic, Language and Metaphysics).

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Author : Ulrich Pardey
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 31 August 2012
ISBN : 1137012226
EAN : 9781137012227
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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