Frege: Grundlagen

These are the core lectures for first-year mathematic and philosophy students. In weeks 1-6, we’ll consider, among other things, Frege’s attack on Mill’s empiricism, Frege’s views on number ascriptions, the ‘Julius Caesar’ problem, and Frege’s attempt at a logicist reduction of arithmetic to Hume’s Principle, and ultimately to his ill-fated theory of extensions. The last two lectures (weeks 7–8) will focus on revision and exam technique.

Lecture notes (last updated: Tuesday, week 5, TT18)