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Single Idea 7729

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 1. Logical Form]

Full Idea

Frege's regimentation is based on the view of the simplest sort of statement as having, not subject/predicate form (as in Aristotle), but function/argument form.


A function is a procedure, using a value (the argument)

Gist of Idea

Frege replaced Aristotle's subject/predicate form with function/argument form


report of Gottlob Frege (Begriffsschrift [1879]) by Joan Weiner - Frege

Book Reference

Weiner,Joan: 'Frege' [OUP 1999], p.37

A Reaction

This looks like being a crucial move into the modern world, where one piece of information is taken in and dealt with, as in computer procedures. Have educated people reorganised their minds along Fregean lines?