Øystein Linnebo: Frege’s conception of logic: From Kant to Grundsätze

I first argue that Frege started out with a conception of logic that is closer to Kant’s than is generally recognized, after which I analyze Frege’s reasons for gradually rejecting this view. Although conceding that the demands posed by Frege’s logicism played some role, I argue that his increasingly vehement anti-psychologism provides a deeper and more interesting reason for rejecting his earlier view.

Keywords: Kant, Frege, conception of logic, logicism, anti-psychologism