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Single Idea 14707

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 4. Conceptual Analysis]

Full Idea

On the empiricist view of meaning, the relevance of conceptual analysis to metaphysics is that it establishes that a putative reduction respects the original meaning of the target expression.

Gist of Idea

Conceptual analysis is needed to establish that metaphysical reductions respect original meanings


report of Frank Jackson (From Metaphysics to Ethics [1998], p.28) by Laura Schroeter - Two-Dimensional Semantics 2.2.4

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.19