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Gottlob Frege

mathematician, logician, philosopher

1848   -   1925

country of citizenship: Germany
educated at: University of Jena, University of Göttingen
occupation: mathematician, logician, analytic philosopher, philosopher of language, university teacher, philosopher
student of: Ernst Abbe, Ernst Christian Julius Schering, Wilhelm Eduard Weber
influenced by: Bernard Bolzano

Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (; German: [ˈɡɔtloːp ˈfreːɡə]; 8 November 1848 – 26 July 1925) was a German philosopher, logician, and mathematician. He is understood by many to be the father of analytic philosophy, concentrating on the philosophy of language and mathematics. Though largely ignored during his lifetime, Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932) and Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) introduced his work to later generations of logicians and philosophers. His contributions include the development of modern logic in the Begriffsschrift and work in the foundations of mathematics. His book the Foundations of Arithmetic is the seminal text of the logicist project, and is cited by Michael Dummett as where to pinpoint the linguistic turn. His philosophical papers "On Sense and Reference" ("Über Sinn und Bedeutung") and "The Thought" ("Der Gedanke") are widely cited.
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Concept and object ( 1892 )

mathematical paper by Gottlob Frege

author: Gottlob Frege

Sense and reference

Sense and reference ( 1892 )

mathematical paper by Gottlob Frege

author: Gottlob Frege

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