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Frege e Wittgenstein
Journal Title: PARADIGMI 
Author/s: Aldo Giorgio Gargani 
Year:  2008 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  17 Pg. 113-129 FullText PDF:  90 KB

Frege and Wittgenstein - This paper sets out to show that Frege opened the horizon of analytic philosophy and he may be considered as the first analytical philosopher. This argument is shown through a comparison of Frege’s doctrines with Wittgenstein’s work, starting from the Tractatus logico-philosophicus up to his later philosophy. Beside the well known connections between them already recorded by the secondary literature, the paper highlights some topics dealt with by Frege which are at the origin of some decisive moves in Wittgenstein’s analysis such as the argument against private language, which turns out to be rooted in Frege’s axioms in the Grundlagen der Arithmetik, according to which, on the ground of the distinction between the psychological element and the logical element, a concept, a word considered apart from their context are bound to give rise inevitably to subjective, arbitrary representations.

Aldo Giorgio Gargani, in "PARADIGMI" 2/2008, pp. 113-129, DOI:


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