How to read the first paragraph of “On sense and reference”


  • Filipe Martone Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)



Masculinidade e Violência, Violência, Violência Doméstica, Subjetividade


In this paper I offer a more fruitful interpretation of Frege’s Puzzle as formulated in the opening paragraphs of ‘On Sense and Reference’. I argue that this formulation is misleading in several aspects, and that some of the notions Frege invokes to describe the Puzzle are completely dispensable. Once we clear the way, we are more likely to see what it is really about. I also show how this interpretation avoids Glezakos’ (2009) objection that Frege cannot pose the Puzzle non-circularly.

Author Biography

Filipe Martone, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)

Doutorando em Filosofia da Linguagem pelo Departamento de Filosofia da Unicamp


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