Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege was a German mathematician, logician, and philosopher who became famous for formalizing the notion of a mathematical ‘proof’ in terms that are still accepted today.  Every other year, UCI’s Department of Logic & Philosophy of Science hosts a conference in his honor during which experts on Frege's work come together to present their current research.

“FregeFest 2010”
Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2010
UCI Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517

Speakers, topics and talk times are as follows:

Friday, February 26
9:00 a.m. Jeremy Heis, UC Irvine:  “The Priority Principle from Kant to Frege”
11:00 a.m. Richard L. Mendelsohn, CUNY: “Sinn/Bedeutung with Scope”
2:00 p.m. Sean Walsh, Notre Dame: “Logicism, Interpretability & Knowledge of Arithmetic”
4:00 p.m. Aldo Antonelli, UC Davis: “The Nature of Abstraction”

Saturday, February 27
9:30 a.m. William Demopoulos, Western Ontario: “Carnap’s Thesis and Frege’s Criterion of Identity”
11:30 a.m. Roy T. Cook, University of Minnesota: “In Favor of Strong Stability: A Solution to the Bad Company Objection”

Further details and abstracts are available at

Attendance is free, but RSVPs are encouraged prior to February 12.  Please contact Patty Jones, LPS Department Manager, for further details.


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