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"Always mixed together": Notation, language, and the pedagogy of Frege's Begriffsschrift

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Gottlob Frege is considered a founder of analytic philosophy and mathematical logic, but the traditions that claim Frege as a forebear never embraced his Begriffsschrift, or “conceptual notation”—the invention he considered his most important accomplishment. Frege believed that his notation rendered logic visually observable. Rejecting the linearity of written language, he claimed Begriffsschrift exhibited a structure endogenous to logic itself. But Frege struggled to convince others to use h...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/s1479244318000410

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6824-5926
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Modern Intellectual History More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
4
Pages:
1099-1131
Publication date:
2018-09-26
Acceptance date:
2018-08-05
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1479-2451
ISSN:
1479-2443
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1114798
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pubs:1114798
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2020-06-25

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