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Frege: Philosophy of Language

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No one has figured more prominently in the study of German philosopher Gottlob Frege than Michael Dummett. This highly acclaimed book is a major contribution to the philosophy of language as well as a systematic interpretation of Frege, indisputably the father of analytic philosophy. Frege: Philosophy of Language remains indispensable for an understanding of contemporary p ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 752 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Harvard University Press (first published 1973)
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This took me a really bloody long time to get through.

It's amazing. It's obviously one of the most important philosophy books of the twentieth century. This isn't just some hold your hand secondary text, this is Michael Dummett going through every detail of the philosophy of language and leaving no stone unturned. This book has really helped me with a great deal of topics that I have found are often taken for granted in philosophy education, absolutely everything is explained.

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