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By Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock

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The current choice of seventeen papers, such a lot of them already released in overseas philosophical journals, bargains either with matters within the philosophy of good judgment, the philosophy of arithmetic, the philosophy of language and epistemology. the 1st half comprises serious tests and a bit deviant renderings of the paintings of 2 seminal philosophers, Frege and Husserl, in addition to of the younger Carnap and Kripke. the second one half comprises analyses of principal matters within the philosophy of good judgment, the philosophy of arithmetic and semantics, together with arguments on behalf of Platonism within the philosophy of arithmetic, a protection of second-order good judgment, a brand new definition of analyticity, a caricature of a semantics for mathematical statements and a critique of Kripke's attainable international semantics for modal common sense.

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176 in a letter to Giuseppe Peano, and in the three cases he is concerned with Kant's criticism of the ontological argument, which he considers to be a forerunner of his own views on existence. Of course, Kitcher and Sluga could always ''argue'' that Frege did not need to refer to Kant because he approved everything Kant said not related to the nature of arithmetical statements. 73 Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, §48, p. 62. More specifically, Frege adds that we can bring together all Germans under the concept of German citizen and even count them, but we can certainly not bring them together by means of Kant's synthetic unity of apperception.

Thus, in his 1918 ‘Der Gedanke’ he restrains himself less than before with respect to epistemological issues, but only when he abandoned his views on mathematics and logic in 1924 does he feel free to do epistemology and to do it in a way somewhat more distinctively related to Kant. 52 Their respective silences about some philosophies should be rendered, after Kitcher’s “paradigm” of philosophical scholarship, as complete acceptance of the ignored views. Similar Kantian reinterpretations of Frege can be found in many authors, among which some of the best known are Hans Sluga, Gregory Currie and Joan Weiner.

For example, the property of being a German is a trait of the concept German philosopher and a property of Gottlob Frege and of Immanuel Kant. Finally, Frege conceives the attribution of existence as well as the attribution of number as secondorder predications, predications about concepts. By the way, the attribution of existence is nothing else than the negation of the attribution of the number ‘0’ to a concept. 28 The notion of conceptual content officially disappears from Frege’s technical vocabulary after Begriffsschrift and that of judgeable content is not frequently used.

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