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Single Idea 18413

[catalogued under 19. Language / C. Assigning Meanings / 5. Fregean Semantics]

Full Idea

There is little agreement among Fregeans about what senses are.


'Sense' [Sinn] is the strand of meaning apart from the reference

Gist of Idea

Fregeans can't agree on what 'senses' are


Cappelen,H/Dever,Josh (The Inessential Indexical [2013], 04.5)

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.71

A Reaction

I don't take this to be sufficient grounds for dismissing Fregean senses. When we look into the workings of the linguistic mind, there seems little prospect of clarity or agreement.