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Single Idea 8735

[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 4. Structure of Concepts / b. Analysis of concepts]

Full Idea

Kant's definition of 'analyticity' presupposes that concepts have parts (at least metaphorically).

Gist of Idea

Kant implies that concepts have analysable parts


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781]) by Stewart Shapiro - Thinking About Mathematics

Book Reference

Shapiro,Stewart: 'Thinking About Mathematics' [OUP 2000], p.78

A Reaction

The concept of a 'bachelor' seem undeniably to have parts. Others, however, seem to lack components, such as 'one', 'red', 'true'. Hence concepts must fall into two groups: primitive and composite. In any language. In any proposition.