Single Idea 18899

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 6. Criterion for Existence]

Full Idea

Frege regarded the existence of horses as a property of the concept 'horse'.

Gist of Idea

Frege takes the existence of horses to be part of their concept


Gottlob Frege (Function and Concept [1891]), quoted by Fred Sommers - Intellectual Autobiography 'Realism'

Book Reference

'The Old New Logic', ed/tr. Oderberg,David S. [MIT 2005], p.17

Related Idea

Idea 18752 'The concept "horse"' denotes a concept, yet seems also to denote an object [Frege, by McGee]