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By Harold A. Durfee (auth.), Harold A. Durfee (eds.)

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This is the second one quantity within the sequence of yank college Publi­ cations in Philosophy. It, just like the first quantity, strikes considerably past what different books have performed sooner than it. the 1st volume's unique­ ity lay in its bringing jointly essays that explored very important new instructions within the clarification of habit, language, and faith. The originality of the current quantity lies in its amassing, for the 1st time in ebook shape, essays on the interface among analytic philosophy and phenomenology. during this quantity there are essays a few variety of the main seminally influential philosophers between either the analysts and the phenomenologists. Barry L. Blose, for the editors of yank college guides in Philosophy EDITOR'S PREFACE Philosophy necessarily creates divisions and this anthology offers with what's might be the critical department in 20th century Western philo­ sophy. the gathering, initially the basis for a seminar in com­ parative philosophy which I provided on the American collage in 1971 and 1974, used to be sufficiently suggestive to scholars of either traditions to guide me to begin its book. the longer term improvement of Western philosophy is way from transparent, yet i'm confident that it'll necessarily contain a extra open dialog among phenomenologists and analytic philosophers, among the present dominant orientations between either eu and Anglo-Saxon philosophers. This quantity of essays is on the market as an try to stimulate that conversation.

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The fact that there are no perfect circles has nothing to do with the necessary truth. The independence of "essence" and "fact" allows us to understand another thesis of central importance to Husserl's thought. In his earlier writings (LU), we intuit essences by concentrating on particular experiences of individuals : by Ideen, it is the role of imagination or fancy which occupies a central role in "grasping" essences. " 12 A geometer, who gives us necessary truths, and a physicist, who gives us empirical truths, can thus be distinguished by the role of "fancy" in their studies.

G. " 30 It is not clear, in this example, whether the concept is being expressed or referred to. Furthermore, the relationship of concepts to the objects instantiating them is unclear. Ferge's "extension of a concept" does not signify those "objects falling under it," but rather a set of arguments (functions) whose value is true. This is the general problem in understanding Frege's notion of Begriff; he introduces a notion of "concept" which plays an important but obscure role in the analysis of language but without being clearly related to "sense" or "reference," and with no independent characterization.

Frege's "family" of entities presents special problems to the student of Frege. "Concept," for example, is surely a central notion in his philosophy, but, in "On Concept and Object" (RG 42-43), he tells us that "concept" is primitive and undefinable. Concepts are contrasted both with objects and signs and images; which leads one to reasonably suppose that concepts are very much like thoughts. Concepts, like thoughts, do not properly "exist," but mayor may not be "instantiated," just as a thought mayor may not be true.

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