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  • She showed it to be a non-starter for Aristotelians, along with the analytic-synthetic dichotomy, necessary/contingent confusion, etc.

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  • β€œIt is found that verbal communication and especially analytic-synthetic writing activities play an important role in information literacy at the level of everyday language use.”

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  • Consequently, where Quine rejected the classical Kantian analytic-synthetic dichotomy out of hand, Sellars argued that there were two quite different distinctions tangled up in the single dichotomy that Carnap had inherited from the Kantian tradition: the distinction between logical and empirical (matter-of-factual) claims

    Wilfrid Sellars

  • This plain historical fact is closely related to the highly regrettable further fact that Kant's analytic-synthetic distinction is nowadays often wrongly interpreted

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • Indeed the very importance of Kant's multiple classification of judgments has sometimes led to the misconception that his theory of judgment will stand or fall according to the fate of, e.g., his analytic-synthetic distinction, or his doctrine of synthetic a priori judgments.

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • (Quine 1961), it was gradually replaced by the new-and-improved post-Quinean gospel truth that there is no such thing as an acceptable analytic-synthetic distinction.

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • Backing away now from Frege, the crucial fact is that Kant's analytic-synthetic distinction concerns two irreducibly different kinds of semantic content within objectively valid propositions (Hanna 2001, chs. 3-4), and this distinction is neither primarily epistemic in character (although it does have some important epistemic implications [Hanna 1998]) nor does it specifically concern the logical form of judgments (4: 266).

    Kant's Theory of Judgment

  • In general, and especially with regard to aspects of propositional form indicated with individual words, issues about logical form are connected with issues about the analytic-synthetic distinction.

    Logical Form

  • This holistic conception of how to evaluate proposed regimentations of natural language was part and parcel of Quine's criticism of the early positivists 'analytic-synthetic distinction, and Quine's more radical suggestion that there is no such distinction.

    Logical Form

  • This latter holism is closely related to Quine's well-known denial of the analytic-synthetic distinction (Quine 1980b) and his equally famous indeterminacy of translation thesis (Quine 1960).

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  • Specifically, the analytic-synthetic dichotomy. An analytic proposition: "All Golden Retrievers are dogs." A synthetic proposition: "All dogs love to chase squirrels." The first is tautologous, true by definition; the second is true by observation--thru experience.

    January 25, 2007