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19. Language / F. Analytic/Synthetic / 2. Analytic Propositions

[propositions that just seem to be about words]

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Non-subject/predicate tautologies won't fit Kant's definition of analyticity [Shapiro on Kant]
How can bachelor 'contain' unmarried man? Are all analytic truths in subject-predicate form? [Miller,A on Kant]
Analytic judgement rests on contradiction, since the predicate cannot be denied of the subject [Kant]
Analytic judgements say clearly what was in the concept of the subject [Kant]
A statement is analytic if substitution of synonyms can make it a logical truth [Boghossian on Frege]
Frege considered analyticity to be an epistemic concept [Shapiro on Frege]
'P or not-p' seems to be analytic, but does not fit Kant's account, lacking clear subject or predicate [Weiner on Frege]
Sentences are 'analytical' if every sequence of objects models them [Tarski]
Analytic statements are either logical truths (all reinterpretations) or they depend on synonymy [Quine]
We don't have a clear enough sense of meaning to pronounce some sentences meaningless or just analytic [Katz]
'Bachelor' consists in or reduces to 'unmarried' male, but not the other way around [Rosen]
Analyticity is revealed through redundancy, as in 'He bought a house and a building' [Thomasson]