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[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 8. A Priori as Analytic]

Full Idea

Frege challenged synthetic a priori truths by expanding the concept of analyticity, undertaken in order to provide a semantic basis for his logicist explanation of mathematical truth as analytic truth.

Gist of Idea

Frege tried to explain synthetic a priori truths by expanding the concept of analyticity

Source

Gottlob Frege (Grundlagen der Arithmetik (Foundations) [1884]), quoted by Jerrold J. Katz - Realistic Rationalism Int.xx

Book Reference

Katz,Jerrold J.: 'Realistic Rationalism' [MIT 2000], p.-15