Download Collected Papers on Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy by Gottlob Frege PDF

By Gottlob Frege

Show description

Read or Download Collected Papers on Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy PDF

Similar history & surveys books

Reid on Ethics (Philosophers in Depth)

This can be the first edited assortment to compile vintage items and new paintings by means of major students of Thomas Reid. The individuals discover key parts of Reid's ethical concept in an organised and thematic approach, delivering a balanced and extensive ranging quantity.

Fichte's Transcendental Philosophy: The Original Duplicity of Intelligence and Will (Modern European Philosophy)

This can be the 1st publication in English at the early works of the German thinker Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762-1814). It examines the transcendental conception of self and global from the writings of Fichte's so much influential interval (1794-1800), and considers intimately lately came upon lectures at the Foundations of Transcendental Philosophy.

The pursuit of laziness : an idle interpretation of the enlightenment

We predict of the Enlightenment as an period ruled through rules of development, construction, and industry--not an period that preferred the lax and indolent person. yet was once the Enlightenment simply concerning the unceasing development of self and society? The Pursuit of Laziness examines ethical, political, and monetary treatises of the interval, and divulges that an important eighteenth-century texts did locate price in idleness and nonproductivity.

Extra info for Collected Papers on Mathematics, Logic, and Philosophy

Sample text

For Bataille, fascism’s strength has been its ability to offer the sense of collective belonging which has atrophied in the individualist ideology of liberal democracy. Its appeal to the affective dimension gives it an advantage over communism, whose claims are rational – a scientific analysis of the production process and an appeal to a consciousness of the universal interest. Bataille, in the name of Contre-Attaque, declares the necessity of appropriating this power of the affects for the left.

Bataille tells us that he has to provoke himself against his own tendency to slip back into an anodyne acceptance of life within a limited but familiar world, and that his ambition is to provoke others to the same effect. The aspiration to attain the “extreme of the possible”, the apotheosis of non-meaning, he underlines, demands to be shared and communicated with others. One sees then that the work is not conceived as an exploration of extreme states for their own sake. Where the traditional pastoral role of philosophy is to dissipate anxiety by offering wisdom, this text – like certain forms of religious discourse – sets out to teach despair, demanding that one recognize and identify with the condition of non-knowledge that it describes.

Without this conviction, he writes, we remain a “question without issue” (IE, 31). Modern rationality and scientific knowledge have not fully acknowledged this absence of exit or term; they have merely imitated the authority of religion, and in this sense, remain theological in their foundations. The only way to free oneself from the belief in God, then, is through a confrontation with non-knowledge. The discourse on the absence of God and of non-knowledge in Bataille cannot be equated with what one generally refers to as atheism or scepticism.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 44 votes