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19. Language / E. Analyticity / 3. 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]
The analytic/synthetic distinction is a silly division of thought into encyclopaedia and dictionary [Harman]
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]
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]
Aristotelians accept the analytic-synthetic distinction [Boulter]