Grazer Philosophische Studien

Volume 10, 1980

Eike-Henner W. Kluge
Pages 21-41

Bolzano and Frege
Some Conceptual Parallels

Bolzano's position on logic and his theory of sentences-in-themselves and their analysis, as well as his position on existence statements and subjective representations show a striking and profound similarity to Frege's theory of thoughts, his analysis of propositions, representations and judgment, as well as his position on the nature of logic in general. Bolzano's theories on these points, therefore, may well have been seminal to the development of Frege's position.