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date: 21 November 2019

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Frege (1848–1925) is the father of ‘analytic philosophy’, or mainstream philosophy over the last hundred and twenty-five years. The chapter outlines seven ways in which Frege exerted influence: (1) developing logic and its use in philosophy; (2) taking propositional structures as a basis for understanding language, thought, and ontology; (3) developing structural understanding of the language of science and ordinary language; (4) articulating issues regarding communal language and issues regarding idiolects; (5) distinguishing sense and denotation; (6) articulating extra-individual factors in determining sense and denotation; (7) developing a distinctive type of rationalism.

Keywords: analytic philosophy, logic, propositional structure, philosophy of language, sense, denotation, rationalism, anti-individualism

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