Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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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Field, Hartry
 
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Analyticity/Syntheticity II 164
Analytical / Field e.g. "teacher of Alexander" only grefers on something, if the person was a teacher of Alexander - this is not an empirical accident. - These are analytical facts of our language.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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