Patricia Blanchette – Research



My book, Frege’s Conception of Logic, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.

For the Book Symposium hosted by the APA and published in JHAP, see here.



Selected Essays:

  • Frege on Caesar and Hume’s Principle,” intended for F. Boccuni and A. Sereni (eds) Origins and Varieties of Logicism, Routledge, forthcoming.
  • Axioms in Frege,” Essays on Frege’s Basic Laws of Arithmetic, edited by Marcus Rossberg and Philip Ebert, Oxford University Press 2019, 31-56.
  • Models in Geometry and Logic: 1870-1920,” Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science – Proceedings of the 15th International Congress, edited by Niiniluoto, Seppälä, & Sober, College Publications 2017, 41-61.
  • Frege on Mathematical Progress,” Early Analytic Philosophy: New Perspectives on the Tradition edited by Sorin Costreie; Springer Verlag 2016, 3-19.
  • The Breadth of the Paradox,” Philosophia Mathematica Vol 24 No. 1 (2015), 30-49.
  • Reply to Cook, Rossberg, and Wehmeier,” Journal of the History of Analytic Philosophy, Vol 3 No. 7 (2015).
  • Gottlob Frege” in Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century, M. Forster and K. Gjesdal (eds), Oxford University Press 2015, 207-227.
  • Frege’s Critique of ‘Modern’ Axioms” in Frege: Freund(e) und Feind(e), Proceedings of the International Conference, Dieter Schott (ed), Berlin: Logos Verlag 2015, 105-120.
  • Frege on Formality and the 1906 Independence Test,” Formalism and Beyond: On the Nature of Mathematical Discourse, Godehard Link (ed), Boston/Berlin: de Gruyter 2014, pp 97-118.
  • From Logicism to Metatheory,” The Palgrave Centenary Companion to Principia Mathematica, B. Linsky and N. Griffin (eds), Palgrave Macmillan 2013, pp 59-78.
  • Frege on Shared Belief and Total Functions,” Journal of Philosophy CIX 1/2 (Jan/Feb 2012) pp 9-39.
  • Frege on Consistency and Conceptual Analysis,” Philosophia Mathematica 15, 3 (2007) pp 321-346.
  • The Frege-Hilbert Controversy” in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. First posted 2007; major update 2018.
  • Logical Consequence,” Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic (Blackwell: Malden MA and Oxford 2001), 115-135.
  • “Realism and Paradox,” Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 41, 3 (2000) 227-241.
  • Models and Modality,” Synthese Vol 124, No.1/2 (July 2000), 45-72.
  • “Relative Identity and Cardinality,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 29, No. 2 (June 1999), 205-224.
  • Frege and Hilbert on Consistency,” Journal of Philosophy XCIII (July 1996), 317-336.
    • Reprinted in The Philosopher’s Annual Vol XIX (1998), 33-51.
    • Reprinted in Gottlob Frege: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers Vol II (Reck, E. and M. Beaney, eds), Routledge 2005 pp 29-49.
  • “Frege’s Reduction,” History and Philosophy of Logic 15 (1994), 85-103.
  • “Fregean Thoughts and Indexicals,” CSLI Report CSLI-88-134, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Nov. 1988.