Death by Frege

After a term in sunny SoCal, it’s now back to Arctic temperatures and teaching. Today is day 1 of my philosophy of mathematics course, charmingly referred to by one student as “Death by Frege.” And I’m not even making them read Grundgesetze! The reading list might be a little optimistic, but hey, who doesn’t like a challenge?

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  1. “Death by Frege”? Frege is tame compared to Dedekind, who cut to the chase without laying a historical foundation.George and Velleman are a nice complement to the reader. They do simplify things, but also update the language and pick out some of the significant implications with 80 to 120 years of hindsight. – wjj

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