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  • Series: Ideas Explained (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Open Court (December 29, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812694600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812694604
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 14, 2005
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Written by a Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University, Frege Explained: From Arithmetic to Analytic Philosophy is an in-depth examination of Frege's career and legacy. Frege's work was marked by his determination to show that arithmetic is really a part of logic; while that effort ended in failure, in the process Frege revolutionized philosophic understanding of logic and set the foundation for analytic philosophy. Chapters survey Frege's life and character, his "new logic" and definitions of numbers, his logical investigations and speculations upon the foundations of geometry, his impact upon recent and modern philosophy, and much more. Especially for philosophy students and scholars, Frege Explained presents complex concepts in as straightforward a manner as practically possible, and is especially recommended for college library philosophy shelves.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Giuseppe Tulli on August 16, 2009
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There's this very good "introduction" to Frege, and then there's the superb Anthony Kenny's "Frege". I read one after the other.

Weiner is easier to read, whereas Kenny is a bit more technical. But for the same reason, Kenny's introduction is unmatched in clarity and precision (and even depth), whereas this one is more general and "philosophical".

Ideally you should read the two, but otherwise I personally recommend Kenny's "Frege" over this one.

At any rate IMHO the clearest, most concise introduction to Frege is Montgomery Furth's introduction to his selective translation of Frege's main opus "Grundesetze der Arithmetik" ("The Basic Laws of Arithmetic", University of California Press, 1964).

I also do recommend "Frege's Lectures on Logic", by Erich H. Reck and Steve Awodey (translation based on the German text by Gottfried Gabriel) for a masterful introduction to Frege's "Begriffsschrift" (conceptual language), also a clear exposition of his system and a rare personal glimpse of Frege at work at Jena in his later years. It includes three lectures by Frege himself taken from Rudolf Carnap's own notebook, two of them introducing the "Begriffsschrift" by means of a simplified version of the system of "Grundesetze", so it's a unique way, led by the hand of the master himself, to gain a thorough ground for a deeper understanding of his theory.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David on December 22, 2010
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This is a very readable introduction. I recommend it as a first book on Frege. It's a concise overview of Frege's overall project, but graduate students will want to look to other sources for depth on specific areas.
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Its deliberated and detailed writing explains Frege in a most understandable way, which is valuable. It helps a lot to understand the original work.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nelson Alexander on February 20, 2011
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I bought this book on the strength of "Luhmann Explained," in the same series, which I found to be an excellent introduction to a fairly difficult thinker. This work was a bit of a disappointment, though I hasten to add that I am a lay reader with zero training in logic. Among the nice things about "Luhmann Explained" were the brief glossary and short excerpts from Luhmann's writings. (Publisher take note!) A real advantage. A glossary is sorely lacking in this work on Frege. For the untutored reader like myself it is just too much to continually backtrack in the text to recall the distinctions between concept, concept-expression, function, argument, predicate, intuition, and so on. To grasp Frege's use of such terms, you cannot even safely draw on familiarity with, say, Kant. I am not in a position to judge the author, perhaps the problems of simplifying Frege are insurmountable. And admittedly, this book is most likely to be used by students and not a popular readership. But I will say that this work, while hardly technical, is no marvel of clarity. Readers like myself--of a lazy disposition yet curious to ingest some background on Frege--should not be enticed by the fact that the book is only 170 page long. You will probably have to read it twice.
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