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epistemological atomism

Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


E pistemology sluga's term for the view that there is a direct acquaintance with objects and that knowledge is not in the first instance knowing that or a matter of judging, but knowledge of objects and their properties. This term plays a role mainly in the interpretation of Frege 's philosophy and the claim that Frege is committed to such a view, as many interpreters have held. “Sluga connects my saying that, for Frege, the referent of a proper name is its bearer with what he calls ‘epistemological atomism’, which he accuses me of ascribing to Frege.” Dummett, The Interpretation of Frege's Philosophy ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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