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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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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II 238 f
Analyticity, blurred: a better explanation: that our language conventions, as previously assumed here, are not a precise convention of truth and trust in one language.
It is, rather, for an arbitrarily selected language from a whole bunch of similar languages.
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II 239f
Of a bundle of similar languages ​​that contain more or less the same sentences that have more or less the same truth values ​​in the worlds that are close to our real world.
We can eliminate the uncertainties that arise here as we want.
Analyticity is then sharp in each language of our bundle.
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II 239
Blurred analyticity/Lewis: Thesis: our language is selected at random from a bunch of similar languages ​​that contain more or less the same sentences - "they have more or less the same truth value in similar possible worlds - then we have a space of languages ​​- analyticity is then sharp in each language - if different languages do not match ​​regarding the analyticity, the sentence is not just analytical.
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Schw. I 220
Analytical/Analyticity/Lewis/Schwarz: neither theories nor their individual sentences are analytic, but rather their Carnap conditional -
Analyticity: you could try further to explain blurred analyticity by the fact that it reminds us that we do not know whether certain worlds are indeed possible.


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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.

LW I
D. Lewis
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989

LW II
D. Lewis
Konventionen Berlin 1975

LW IV
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983

LW V
D. Lewis
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986

LwCl I
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28