Tolerating Sense Variation

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Abstract

Frege famously claimed that variations in the sense of a proper name can sometimes be ‘tolerated’. In this paper, we offer a novel explanation of this puzzling claim. Frege, we argue, follows Trendelenburg in holding that we think in language—sometimes individually and sometimes together. Variations in sense can be tolerated in just those cases where we are using language to coordinate our actions but are not engaged in thinking together about an issue.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-196
Number of pages15
JournalAUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
Volume101
Issue number1
Early online date9 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2023

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