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Synthesis, philosophy: synthesis is the composition of entities (objects, substances, words, sentences, representations) into a structure which exhibits new qualities opposing these parts. In contrast, the analysis provides the division of a composition into its components. See also analyticity/syntheticity, synthetic, analytical, analysis, emergence.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Aristotle on Synthesis - Dictionary of Arguments

Bubner I, 97
Synthesis/Aristotle/Bubner: the risk that things might also behave differently is based on the logical structure of a synthetically created unity.

Analysis/Aristotle: is also seen as a negative composition (separation).

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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