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Single Idea 8743

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

Full Idea

Frege held that analyticity is like a priority in being an epistemic concept.

Gist of Idea

Frege considered analyticity to be an epistemic concept


report of Gottlob Frege (Grundlagen der Arithmetik (Foundations) [1884], 03) by Stewart Shapiro - Thinking About Mathematics 5.1

Book Reference

Shapiro,Stewart: 'Thinking About Mathematics' [OUP 2000], p.108

A Reaction

Kripke very firmly says that this is not so. While a priori is an epistemic concept, analyticity is a semantic concept. I cling on to Kripke's framework, but probably more because it is neat and comfortable than because it is true.