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Single Idea 2946

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

Full Idea

An analysis is always relative to some objective. It makes no sense to simply demand an analysis of goodness, knowledge, beauty or truth, without some indication of the purpose of the analysis.

Gist of Idea

You cannot demand an analysis of a concept without knowing the purpose of the analysis


Keith Lehrer (Theory of Knowledge (2nd edn) [2000], I p.7)

Book Reference

Lehrer,Keith: 'Theory of Knowledge' [Westview 2000], p.7

A Reaction

Your dismantling of a car will go better if you know what a car is for, but you can still take it apart in ignorance.