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Single Idea 17445

[catalogued under 7. Existence / C. Structure of Existence / 4. Ontological Dependence]

Full Idea

Frege says that parallelism is more fundamental than sameness of direction because all geometrical notions must originally be given in intuition.

Gist of Idea

Parallelism is intuitive, so it is more fundamental than sameness of direction

Source

report of Gottlob Frege (Grundlagen der Arithmetik (Foundations) [1884], 64) by Richard G. Heck - Cardinality, Counting and Equinumerosity 3

Book Reference

-: 'Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic' [-], p.193


A Reaction

If Frege thinks some truths are more fundamental, this gives an indication of his reasons. But intuition is not a very strong base.

Related Idea

Idea 17443 Many of us find Frege's claim that truths depend on one another an obscure idea [Heck on Frege]