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AbstractionismEssays in Philosophy of Mathematics$
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Philip A Ebert and Marcus Rossberg

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199645268

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645268.001.0001

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Caesar and Circularity

Caesar and Circularity

(p.37) 2 Caesar and Circularity

William Stirton

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The purpose of the article is to discuss whether HP can be counted as a potential definition of the function taking a concept to its cardinality. Frege himself argued for a negative answer to this question—his argument has become famous under the title of the “Julius Caesar Problem”—and the main thesis of the present paper is that Frege’s argument is essentially on the right lines.

Keywords:   Hume’s Principle, implicit definitions, Julius Caesar Problem, Crispin Wright, Bob Hale

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