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Title: Frege, compositionality and existence
Authors: Dozzi, Manuele
Keywords: FregeCompositionalityExistenceQuantificationMeinong
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Manuele Dozzi, "Frege, compositionality and existence", in "Esercizi Filosofici 14", 2019, pp. 32-48
Journal: Esercizi Filosofici 
Abstract: 
In this paper I show how Frege’s treatment of existence in terms of quantification clashes against the principle of compositionality and I attempt to provide a possible solution to the problem. I expose some of the main innovations introduced by Frege in logic in order to show his good reasons in favor of compositionality and I show how such principle is at odds with the quantificational account of existence. In the final part, I propose a Meinongian solution, namely to abandon the idea that existence is expressed satisfactorily by the particular quantifier and that all terms that succeed to refer, refer to existent objects.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/30596
eISSN: 1970-0164
DOI: 10.13137/1970-0164/30596
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
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