Frege - The Foundations of Arithmetic

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• About this meeting:

Join us in reading Gottlob Frege's "The Foundations of Arithmetic: A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry into the Concept of Number" (1884). This critical and often polemical work, itself appropriated as a starting point of the analytic tradition, investigates what our ordinary language displays about the concept of number. It is, therefore, as much a work about what 'objects' and 'concepts' are, even though the place of such notions is ultimately heuristic and transitional.

May 23 - Introduction
May 30 - §§1 - 17
June 6 - §§18 - 28
June 13 - §§29 - 54
*June 20 - §§55 - 83*
June 27 - §§84 - 109

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• About this series:

In this series, we are reading and rethinking the "Analytic Tradition". While it presents itself, today, as mainstream, it originally marked a radical break from the wider tradition. Yet, what characterized this break, let alone what characterizes "analytic philosophy" today is much less clear. Looking closely at texts in and around the tradition from its birth to the present day, we seek to understand it better than it understands itself.

• Note:

No previous experience with this tradition is expected, and our regular attendees will provide whatever help is needed in bringing everyone up to speed.