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Jamie Tappenden (University of Michigan)

3:30 – 5:00 pm in  MDCL Rm-1016

“Frege, Carl Snell and Romanticism; Fruitful Concepts and the ‘Organic/Mechanical’ Distinction”

Abstract: A surprisingly neglected figure in Frege scholarship is the man Frege describes (with praise that is very rare for Frege) as his “revered teacher”, the Jena physics and mathematics professor Carl Snell. It turns out that there is more of interest to say about Snell than can fit into one paper, so I’ll restrict attention here to just this aspect of his thought: the role of the concept of “organic”, and a contrast with “mechanical”. Snell turns out to have been …..

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Date(s) - February 10, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

McMaster University, Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery (MDCL) Rm-1016


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