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Analyticity and Syntheticity

Neil Tennant

in The Taming of the True

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251605
eISBN:
9780191698057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251605.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter re-examines the much maligned notion of analyticity. It suggests that a major reason why various philosophers have had trouble applying the analytic-synthetic distinction is that they ... More


The Significance of Syntheticity

Robert Hanna

in Kant and the Foundations of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272044
eISBN:
9780191699573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272044.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter works out an interpretation of Immanuel Kant's theory of syntheticity. More precisely, it sketches the basics of Kant's theory of syntheticity in relation to Gottlob Frege's theory, and, ... More


Syntheticity and analyticity

Adam Ledgeway

in From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584376
eISBN:
9780191741463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584376.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

The principal differences in the morphosyntax of Latin and Romance have long been, albeit somewhat simplistically, viewed as representing two opposite poles of a syntheticity-analyticity continuum. ... More


Modal Categories and Kant’s Revolution

Uygar Abacı

in Kant's Revolutionary Theory of Modality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198831556
eISBN:
9780191869327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831556.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter reconstructs Kant’s revolutionary account of real modality as presented in the Schematism and the Postulates chapters of the Critique. Here we find his precritical theses on existence, ... More


The Logic of Concepts and a “Two-Step” Syntheticity Argument

R. Lanier Anderson

in The Poverty of Conceptual Truth: Kant's Analytic/Synthetic Distinction and the Limits of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724575
eISBN:
9780191792199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724575.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Kant insists that mathematics is synthetic, and if he is right, the dream of expressing all scientific knowledge via containment relations among concepts must fail. Recent scholars have explained ... More


Truth in Virtue of Intentionality, Or, The Return of the Analytic-Synthetic Distinction

Robert Hanna

in Cognition, Content, and the A Priori: A Study in the Philosophy of Mind and Knowledge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198716297
eISBN:
9780191785009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716297.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is the analytic-synthetic distinction? According to the contemporary Kantian conception offered in this book, it is the categorically sharp contrast between two fundamentally different kinds of ... More


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