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9 October 2018

Karen Green – “On E. E. Constance Jones’s defense of Frege”

Colloquium, Talk | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists

Karen Green (University of Melbourne, Australia)

In 1910 Emily Elizabeth Constance Jones (1848–1922), defended Frege against Russell’s critique of the distinction between sense and reference, developed in ‘On Denoting’, which had been published five years earlier. In this paper her defense of Frege is outlined, and it is argued, on the basis of the sketch offered, that Jones was not a careful student of Frege, but interpreted him in the light of her own earlier analysis of  the structure of categorical propositions. In the last section it is suggested that, nevertheless, Jones makes some relevant criticisms of Russell’s response to Frege, but that neither Russell nor Jones really grasped the subtlety of Frege’s logical innovations.

9 October 2018

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Technologiepark 21
Universität Paderborn, 33100 Germany
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