In the philosophy of language, the distinction between sense and reference was an innovation or ‘significance’, but rendered by Frege’s translators as ‘reference ‘, ‘referent’, ‘Meaning’, ‘nominatum’, etc. Frege introduced the notion of “sense” ( German: Sinn) to accommodate difficulties in his early theory of meaning. On Sense and Reference. Gottlob Frege. Equality* gives rise to challenging questions which are not altogether easy to answer. Is it a relation? A relation. Phil Language. Basic idea: phrases (like definite descriptions) can have different senses even when they have the same reference (or “nominatum”). 1. Sense.

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Gottlob Frege, “On Sense and Reference”

Bycie w perspektywie analitycznej. Frege then transitions, without explicit mention, into the development of his own view. But his underlying thought seems to be that the claim that “Hesperus” and “Phosphorous” have the same denotation is a claim about linguistic practicewhereas “Hesperus is Phosphorous” was meant to be a claim about celestial bodies.

Does that seem right? University Of Illinois Niminatum. Wojciech Krysztofiak – – Filozofia Nauki 3. The German word is ” Bedeutung “, and it is the term being translated as “reference” in the title of the paper.

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Frege then argues that the thought “contained” in a sentence cannot be its reference. I’ll write free-form comments when assessing students Remove points from rubric Don’t post Outcomes results to Learning Mastery Gradebook Use this rubric for assignment grading Hide score total for assessment results Cancel Create Rubric.


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Philosophy of language Philosophical logic Conceptual distinctions Meaning philosophy of language. Rather, there will be a difference in cognitive value only if there is a difference in the “mode of presentation”, which Frege illustrates using a nomijatum example.

Its Origins and Scope. Only when the empty place is filled by a proper name does the reference of the completed sentence — its truth value — appear.

Alan Schwerin – – Dialectica 42 3: Yet the sentence ‘Odysseus was set ashore at Ithaca while sound asleep’ obviously has a sense, even though ‘Odysseus’ has no reference. For the river in Germany, see Sinn river.

Gottlob Frege, On sense and nominatum – PhilPapers

Remove points from rubric. Frege says first that “Such a sentence contains a thought”, by which he means a certain “objective content, which is capable of being the common property of frgee thinkers”.

On Sense and Reference. Frege does not mention this extension of the point here but does so, again, in other places. Frege introduced the notion of “sense” German: The puzzle is generated by the fact that such a statement can abd informative and, in particular, that such statements need not be analytic or nomnatum priori but, as Frege puts it, may “often contain very valuable extensions of our knowledge”.

This early theory of meaning explains how the significance or reference of a sentence its truth value depends on the significance or reference of its parts. The relation of a proper name to the object it designates is direct, whereas a word like ‘planet’ has no such direct relation at all to the Earth at all, but only to a concept that the Earth falls trege.


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How Direct is Visual Perception? The larger point at issue here, though, is whether sense is subjective. Aspects of Consciousness in Philosophy of Mind categorize this paper. And both point to the power that the sense-reference distinction does have i.

What is Frege’s argument that the thought “contained” in a sentence cannot be its reference? Index of language articles. The thought remains the same whether or not ‘Odysseus’ has a reference.

In the next few paragraphs pp. See also Bell, D.