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


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.

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Authors & Contributors
Weiner, Joan
Heijenoort, Jean van
Frege, Gottlob
Barnes, Jonathan
Besson, Corine
Tappenden, Jamie
History and Philosophy of Logic
Logica Universalis
Harvard University Press
Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin
Open Court
Vittorio Klostermann
Cambridge University Press
Oxford University Press
Philosophy of mathematics
Signs and symbols
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
North America

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