The Foundations of Arithmetic: A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry Into the Concept of Number
The Foundations of Arithmetic is undoubtedly the best introduction to Frege's thought; it is here that Frege expounds the central notions of his philosophy, subjecting the views of his predecessors and contemporaries to devastating analysis. The book represents the first philosophically sound discussion of the concept of number in Western civilization. It profoundly influenced developments in the philosophy of mathematics and in general ontology.
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Review: The Foundations of Arithmetic: A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry into the Concept of NumberUser Review - Jackie - Goodreads
This was a fun read. Unfortunately, Frege does some hand-waving throughout the book. He is attempting to show that arithmetic is an extension of logic. Critical to his argument is the definition of ... Read full review
Review: The Foundations of Arithmetic: A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry into the Concept of NumberUser Review - Steven Dunn - Goodreads
I bought the book at a used bookstore for 15$ (sort of ridiculous). But, after reading Anthony Kenny's exposition of Frege, I can say the book was interesting and not that much of a difficult read. If ... Read full review