The book has been highly influential.
The book has been highly influential. Together with Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics (1991), it is Dummett's chief contribution to Frege scholarship. However, Dummett's epistemological interpretation of the idea of a route to reference has been seen as unnecessary by Daniel Dennett. The philosopher Roger Scruton endorsed Dennett's view in Sexual Desire (1986).
A splendid achievement. In its honesty, rigour and acumen it establishes Dummett as one of the outstanding philosophers of the present time
The book was instrumental in the rediscovery of Frege's work, and influenced a generation of British philosophers. Dummett, in that book, argues that the vast majority of opposition to immigration has been founded in racism and says that this has especially been so in the UK.
Dummett is deep, but readable. He is a very lucid writer. As he includes criticism of thoughts, implications etc. at the far reaches of Frege, which do tend to fly right over my head, still, he also discusses issues at my level of inquiry and he is outstanding. I have come to understand more and more of Frege because of Dummett.
Frege and the Origins of Semantics. Frege's Unfinished Business. Michael Dummett attended Sandroyd School and Winchester College, and served in the armed forces from 1943 to 1947. Although he was educated within the traditions of the Anglican Church at Winchester, by the age of 13 he regarded himself as an atheist. For current purposes, it is more important to understand the extent to which Dummett approves of Frege's work.
The book is an exposition and an evaluation.
This is the definitive work on the philosophy of Gottlob Frege, one of the fundamental figures in modern philosophy. The book is an exposition and an evaluation. Frege was the initiator of the modern period in the study of logic. His philosophical logic came at the time when logic was to replace epistemology (the theory of knowledge) as the starting point in philosophy. Printed in Great Britain for Harper & Row, Publishers.
Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett, FBA was an English academic described as "among the most significant British philosophers of the last century and a leading campaigner for racial tolerance and equality. He was, until 1992, Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford.
No one has figured more prominently in the study of German philosopher Gottlob Frege than Michael Dummett.
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Harvard University Press is pleased to reissue this classic book in paperback. No one has figured more prominently in the study of German philosopher Gottlob Frege than Michael Dummett. Harvard University Press is pleased to reissue this classic book in paperback.