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Merely entertaining a thought, judging and asserting

Wolfgang Künne

pp. 52-73

What are Frege's views on the mental acts of merely entertaining a thought and judging and on the illocutionary act of asserting, and to what extent, if any, do they withstand critical scrutiny? In this paper I want to contribute to the ongoing discussion of these questions by commenting on a highly pertinent passage in Frege's 1918 essay "Der Gedanke'.1 Here is the first half of that passage. (The translation is my own, and you will soon see why it had to be.)

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DOI: 10.1057/9781137286338_4

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Künne, W. (2013)., Merely entertaining a thought, judging and asserting, in M. Textor (ed.), Judgement and truth in early analytic philosophy and phenomenology, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 52-73.

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