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Single Idea 20293

[catalogued under 19. Language / E. Analyticity / 1. Analytic Propositions]

Full Idea

Rejecting 'a married bachelor' as contradictory would seem to have no justification other than the claim that 'All bachelors are unmarried is analytic, and so cannot serve to justify or explain that claim.

Gist of Idea

Analytic judgements can't be explained by contradiction, since that is what is assumed

Source

Georges Rey (The Analytic/Synthetic Distinction [2013], 1.2)

A Reaction

Rey is discussing Frege's objection to Kant (who tried to prove the necessity of analytic judgements, on the basis of the denial being a contradiction).

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [plato.stanford.edu], p.3