Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Cambridge Companion to Frege

$124.00 (P)

Part of Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

Michael Potter, Joan Weiner, Warren Goldfarb, Peter Sullivan, Alex Oliver, Thomas Ricketts, Michael Kremer, William Taschek, Richard Heck, Mark Wilson, Michael Hallett, Peter Milne, Peter Hylton, Cora Diamond
View all contributors
  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521624282

$ 124.00 (P)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Gottlob Frege (1848–1925) was unquestionably one of the most important philosophers of all time. He trained as a mathematician, and his work in philosophy started as an attempt to provide an explanation of the truths of arithmetic, but in the course of this attempt he not only founded modern logic but also had to address fundamental questions in the philosophy of language and philosophical logic. Frege is generally seen (along with Russell and Wittgenstein) as one of the fathers of the analytic method, which dominated philosophy in English-speaking countries for most of the twentieth century. His work is studied today not just for its historical importance but also because many of his ideas are still seen as relevant to current debates in the philosophies of logic, language, mathematics and the mind. The Cambridge Companion to Frege provides a route into this lively area of research.

    • Written in a clear and comprehensive manner to ensure accessibility for upper level undergraduates and graduates
    • Chapters written by acknowledged experts in the field
    • Discusses most aspects of Frege's philosophical writings, clearly showing a firm basis for research
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "....In this Companion the expressed purpose of editors Potter (Univ, of Cambridge, UK) and Ricketts (Univ.of Pittsburgh) is the provision of a comprehensive reference work.... The volume admirably fulfills its promise as a critical reference work.... This comprehensive account is notable for its uniformly excellent scholarship and its relevance to contemporary discussion.... Highly recommended...."
    -L. C. Archie, Lander University, CHOICE

    "The long-awaited publication of The Cambridge Companion to Frege is a major event in Frege scholarship. Filling over 600 pages, the 14 essays are closely argued, ambitious, and often philosophically highly novel.... philosophical penetration and comprehensive coverage.... Every serious reader of Frege should read it.
    -Jeremy Heis, University of California, Irvine, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

    "...The Companion to Frege so invites and introduces readers who know some Fregean basics to a deeper understanding and exploration of Frege’s philosophy of logic and language. Even Frege specialists may find surprising new turns of arguments..."
    --Manuel Bremer, Universität Düsseldorf, Philosophy in Review

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521624282
    • length: 660 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Note on translations
    1. Introduction Michael Potter
    2. Understanding Frege's project Joan Weiner
    3. Frege's conception of logic Warren Goldfarb
    4. Dummett's Frege Peter Sullivan
    5. What is a predicate? Alex Oliver
    6. Concepts, objects, and the context principle Thomas Ricketts
    7. Sense and reference Michael Kremer
    8. On sense and reference: a critical reception William Taschek
    9. Frege and semantics Richard Heck
    10. Frege's mathematical setting Mark Wilson
    11. Frege and Hilbert Michael Hallett
    12. Frege's folly Peter Milne
    13. Frege and Russell Peter Hylton
    14. Inheriting from Frege: the work of reception, as Wittgenstein did it Cora Diamond.

  • Editors

    Tom Ricketts, University of Pittsburgh
    Tom Ricketts is Professor of Philosophy at Pittsburgh University. He is the author of numerous articles on the development of analytic philosophy, especially Frege, Wittgenstein and Carnap.

    Michael Potter, University of Cambridge
    Michael Potter is a Reader in the Philosophy of Mathematics at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. He is the author of Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic (2009), Set Theory and its Philosophy (2004) and Reason's Nearest Kin (2000).


    Michael Potter, Joan Weiner, Warren Goldfarb, Peter Sullivan, Alex Oliver, Thomas Ricketts, Michael Kremer, William Taschek, Richard Heck, Mark Wilson, Michael Hallett, Peter Milne, Peter Hylton, Cora Diamond

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.