Frege on knowing the foundation

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Author: Tyler Burge
Date: Apr. 1998
From: Mind(Vol. 107, Issue 426)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 19,502 words

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Gottlob Frege took a Euclidean approach to arithmetic and geometry and developed mathematical logic similarly to Euclid's method, through axioms he regarded as self-evident. Frege believed most human understanding of mathematical concepts was incomplete, therefore requiring philosophical argument to show that axiomatic theory matches a proof structure.

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