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Single Idea 9877

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 3. Objects in Thought]

Full Idea

Earlier, Frege divided objects into subjective, actual objective, and non-actual objective; in the 'Grundgesetze' he emphasised logical objects; but in 'The Thought' the non-actual objects become exclusively thoughts and their constituent senses.

Gist of Idea

Late Frege saw his non-actual objective objects as exclusively thoughts and senses


report of Gottlob Frege (The Thought: a Logical Enquiry [1918]) by Michael Dummett - Frege philosophy of mathematics Ch.18

Book Reference

Dummett,Michael: 'Frege: philosophy of mathematics' [Duckworth 1991], p.225

A Reaction

Sounds to me like Frege was finally waking up and taking a dose of common sense. The Equator is the standard example of a non-actual objective object.