Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Analytic/synthetic: achieved by decomposition or by composition. In philosophy analytically true = true according to the meaning of the components - synthetic insight = substantial expansion of knowledge.
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Dummett, Michael
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Analyticity/Syntheticity EMD II 134
Analytical / Frege: analytically equivalent sentences must have the same sense, otherwise no criterion for identity.
Propositional attitude: belief objects must be different when utterance reasons are different - E.g. Cathrine = Paul’s sister - then two analytically equivalent sentences do not have the same information content.

Du I
M. Dummett
Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982

G. Evans/J. McDowell
Truth and Meaning Oxford 1977

Ev I
G. Evans
The Varieties of Reference (Clarendon Paperbacks) Oxford 1989

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