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Single Idea 4971

[catalogued under 4. Formal Logic / C. Predicate Calculus PC / 1. Predicate Calculus PC]

Full Idea

A distinction of subject and predicate finds no place in my way of representing a judgement.

Gist of Idea

I don't use 'subject' and 'predicate' in my way of representing a judgement


Gottlob Frege (Begriffsschrift [1879], §03)

Book Reference

'From Frege to Gödel 1879-1931', ed/tr. Heijenoort,Jean van [Harvard 1967], p.12

A Reaction

Perhaps this sentence could be taken as the beginning of modern analytical philosophy. The old view doesn't seem to me entirely redundant - merely replaced by a much more detailed analysis of what makes a 'subject' and what makes a 'predicate'.