|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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|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.
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.
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.
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.
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989
Konventionen Berlin 1975
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991