Was Frege a Logicist for Arithmetic?

  • Marco PanzaEmail author


The paper argues that Frege’s primary foundational purpose concerning arithmetic was neither that of making natural numbers logical objects, nor that of making arithmetic a part of logic, but rather that of assigning to it an appropriate place in the architectonics of mathematics and knowledge, by immersing it in a theory of numbers of concepts and making truths about natural numbers, and/or knowledge of them transparent to reason without the medium of senses and intuition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS, IHPST (CNRS and University of Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Chapman UniversityOrangeUSA

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