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19. Language / F. Analytic/Synthetic / 1. Analytic and Synthetic

[distinction between real assertion and the purely verbal]

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Without the analytic/synthetic distinction, Carnap's ontology/empirical distinction collapses [Quine]
A sharp analytic/synthetic line can rarely be drawn, but some concepts are central to thought [Perry]
Analysis is impossible without the analytic/synthetic distinction [Fodor]
There are no truths in virtue of meaning, but there is knowability in virtue of understanding [Jenkins on Boghossian]
Epistemological analyticity: grasp of meaning is justification; metaphysical: truth depends on meaning [Boghossian]
If we abandon the analytic-synthetic distinction, scepticism about meaning may be inevitable [O'Grady]
'Analytic' can be conceptual, or by meaning, or predicate inclusion, or definition... [Jenkins]