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Joshua M. Hall
William Paterson University of New Jersey
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This article derives from a project attempting to show that Western formal logic, from Aristotle onward, has both been partially constituted by, and partially constitutive of, what has become known as racism. In the present article, I will first discuss, in light of Frege’s honorary role as founder of the philosophy of mathematics, Reuben Hersh’s What is Mathematics, Really? Second, I will explore how the infamous section of Frege’s 1924 diary (specifically the entries from March 10 to April 9) supports Hersh's claim regarding the link between political conservatism and the (historically and currently) dominant school of the philosophy of mathematics (to which Frege undeniably belongs). Third, I will examine Frege’s attempt at a more reader-friendly introduction to his philosophy of mathematics, The Foundations of Arithmetic. And finally, I will briefly analyze Frege’s Begriffsschrift to see how questions of race arise even at the heights of his logical abstraction.
Keywords Frege  logic  racism  Nazism  mathematics
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What is Mathematics, Really?Reuben Hersh - 1997 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Diary: Written by Professor Dr Gottlob Frege in the Time From 10 March to 9 April 1924.Gottlob Frege - 1996 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 39 (3 & 4):303 – 342.

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