Article ID: CBB001210971

On Translating Frege's Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik (2010)

unapi

In this essay, I critically discuss Dale Jacquette's new English translation of Frege's work Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik as well as his Introduction and Critical Commentary (Frege, G. 2007. The Foundations of Arithmetic. A Logical-Mathematical Investigation into the Concept of Number. Translated with an Introduction and Critical Commentary by Dale Jacquette. New York: Longman. xxxii + 112 pp.). I begin with a short assessment of Frege's book. In sections 2 and 3, I examine several claims that Jacquette makes in his Introduction and Critical Commentary and put matters in the right perspective. In sections 4--7, I analyse errors and shortcomings in Jacquette's (and Austin's) translation(s) and show how they can be avoided. In this context, I consider several issues of interest for Frege's logic and philosophy of arithmetic. I conclude with general remarks.

...More
Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB001210971/

Similar Citations

Article Reck, Erich H.; (2013)
Frege, Dedekind, and the Origins of Logicism (/isis/citation/CBB001212886/)

Book Ricketts, Tom; Potter, Michael D.; (2010)
The Cambridge Companion to Frege (/isis/citation/CBB001211647/)

Book Heijenoort, Jean van; (2002)
From Frege to Gödel: A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879-1931 (/isis/citation/CBB000201415/)

Chapter Weiner, Joan; (2010)
Understanding Frege's Project (/isis/citation/CBB001211648/)

Book Elena Anne Corie Marchisotto; Francisco Rodriguez-Consuegra; James T. Smith; (2021)
The Legacy of Mario Pieri in Foundations and Philosophy of Mathematics (/isis/citation/CBB763111584/)

Article John Woods; (2021)
What did Frege take Russell to have proved? (/isis/citation/CBB858610340/)

Chapter Thiel, Christian; (2009)
Gottlob Frege and the Interplay between Logic and Mathematics (/isis/citation/CBB001210345/)

Article Korte, Tapio; (2010)
Frege's Begriffsschrift as a lingua characteristica (/isis/citation/CBB001211456/)

Book Frege, Gottlob; (1999)
Idéographie (/isis/citation/CBB000631020/)

Article Mark Textor; (2021)
Saying Something about a Concept: Frege on Statements of Number (/isis/citation/CBB227044624/)

Chapter Goldfarb, Warren; (2010)
Frege's Conception of Logic (/isis/citation/CBB001211649/)

Chapter Tappenden, Jamie; (2006)
The Riemannian Background to Frege's Philosophy (/isis/citation/CBB000800119/)

Article Günther Eder; (2021)
Frege on intuition and objecthood in projective geometry (/isis/citation/CBB221284966/)

Article Angelelli, Ignacio; (2012)
Frege's Ancestral and Its Circularities (/isis/citation/CBB001214121/)

Book Weiner, Joan; (2004)
Frege Explained: From Arithmetic to Analytic Philosophy (/isis/citation/CBB000772767/)

Thesis David E. Dunning; (2020)
Writing the Rules of Reason: Notations in Mathematical Logic, 1847–1937 (/isis/citation/CBB517005733/)

Book Patterson, Douglas; (2008)
New Essays on Tarski and Philosophy (/isis/citation/CBB001232382/)

Authors & Contributors
Weiner, Joan
Heijenoort, Jean van
Frege, Gottlob
Barnes, Jonathan
Besson, Corine
Tappenden, Jamie
Journals
Synthese
History and Philosophy of Logic
Logica Universalis
Publishers
Harvard University Press
Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin
Open Court
Vittorio Klostermann
Cambridge University Press
Oxford University Press
Concepts
Logic
Philosophy of mathematics
Mathematics
Philosophy
Signs and symbols
Arithmetic
People
Frege, Gottlob
Russell, Bertrand Arthur William
Gödel, Kurt
Riemann, Georg Friedrich Bernhard
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Carnap, Rudolf
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
Places
Poland
North America
Europe
Italy
Germany
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment