Gödel on Concepts
Abstract:This article is an attempt to present Gödel's discussion on concepts, from 1944 to the late 1970s, in particular relation to the thought of Frege and Russell. The discussion takes its point of departure from Gödel's claim in notes on Bernay's review of ‘Russell's mathematical logic'. It then retraces the historical background of the notion of intension which both Russell and Gödel use, and offers some grounds for claiming that Gödel consistently considered logic as a free-type theory of concepts, called intensions, considered as the denotations of predicate names.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: CEPERC, Université Aix-Marseille I, 29 av. Robert Schuman, 13621, Aix-en-Provence cedex 01, France
Publication date: 2006-05-01