Frege on Truth, Judgment, and Objectivity
Abstract:In Frege's writings, the notions of truth, judgment, and objectivity are all prominent and important. This paper explores the close connections between them, together with their ties to further cognate notions, such as those of thought, assertion, inference, logical law, and reason. It is argued that, according to Frege, these notions can only be understood properly together, in their inter-relations. Along the way, interpretations of some especially cryptic Fregean remarks, about objectivity, laws of truth, and reason, are offered, and seemingly opposed "realist" and "idealist" strands in his position reconciled.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2007