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Single Idea 10307

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 2. Abstract Objects / c. Modern abstracta]

Full Idea

The notion of an 'object' first introduced by Frege is much broader than that of most comparable ordinary uses of 'object', and is now fairly standard and familiar.

Gist of Idea

The modern Fregean use of the term 'object' is much broader than the ordinary usage


Bob Hale (Abstract Objects [1987], Ch.1)

Book Reference

Hale,Bob: 'Abstract Objects' [Blackwell 1987], p.3

A Reaction

This makes it very difficult to get to grips with the metaphysical issues involved, since the ontological claims disappear into a mist of semantic vagueness.