Single Idea 14471

[catalogued under 5. Theory of Logic / B. Logical Consequence / 6. Entailment]

Full Idea

'Analytically entail' means entail in virtue of the meanings of the expressions involved and rules of inference. So 'Jones bought a house' analytically entails 'Jones bought a building'.

Gist of Idea

Analytical entailments arise from combinations of meanings and inference rules


Amie L. Thomasson (Ordinary Objects [2007], 01.2)

Book Reference

Thomasson,Amie L.: 'Ordinary Objects' [OUP 2010], p.16

A Reaction

Quine wouldn't like this, but it sounds OK to me. Thomasson uses this as a key tool in her claim that common sense objects must exist.