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Fregean directions

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The question 'What is the criterion of identity for directions?' might be construed as asking either 'When do lines have the same direction?' or 'When are directions identical?'. Frege's answer 'When they are parallel' fits the former question, not the latter, for it specifies a relation other than identity between lines, not directions. Jonathan Lowe thinks the latter question more fundamental, and claims that Frege's criterion can be reformulated to answer it: 'When some line with one is pa...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Analysis Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
4
Pages:
194-195
Publication date:
1991-10-05
EISSN:
1467-8284
ISSN:
0003-2638
URN:
uuid:5e99ea7b-490d-4cb6-90cc-514c0c1e87d2
Local pid:
ora:4086
Language:
English
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