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Single Idea 16887

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 2. Self-Evidence]

Full Idea

Frege's terms that translate 'self-evident' usually make no explicit reference to actual minds.

Gist of Idea

Frege's concept of 'self-evident' makes no reference to minds


report of Gottlob Frege (works [1890]) by Tyler Burge - Frege on Knowing the Foundations 4

Book Reference

Burge,Tyler: 'Truth, Thought, Reason (on Frege)' [OUP 2001], p.351

A Reaction

This follows the distinction in Aquinas, between things that are intrinsically self-evident, and things that are self-evident to particular people. God, presumably, knows all of the former.

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