[FOM] Frege's error

Neil Tennant neilt at mercutio.cohums.ohio-state.edu
Thu Jul 14 12:27:57 EDT 2005

Hartley Slater's allegation of an error on Frege's part involves an
anachronistic us of closed lambda terms to explicate what he thought Frege
was saying. But Frege would have resisted the use of closed lambda terms
in any explanation of what he might have meant by transforming the
function x>y into the function x>x. For Frege, functions were inherently

Neil Tennant

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