Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
The Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 54, Issue 214, pages 1–15, January 2004
How to Cite
MacBride, F. (2004), Introduction. The Philosophical Quarterly, 54: 1–15. doi: 10.1111/j.0031-8094.2004.00339.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Frege attempted to provide arithmetic with a foundation in logic. But his attempt to do so was confounded by Russell's discovery of paradox at the heart of Frege's system. The papers collected in this special issue contribute to the on-going investigation into the foundations of mathematics and logic. After sketching the historical background, this introduction provides an overview of the papers collected here, tracing some of the themes that connect them.