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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 1. Nature of Analysis]

Full Idea

Under 'analysis' a minimum would include the Socratic quest for definitions, Descartes' search for simple natures, the empiricists' psychological resolution of complex ideas, and Kant's 'transcendental' analysis of our cognitive capacities.

Gist of Idea

Analysis must include definitions, search for simples, concept analysis, and Kant's analysis


Hans-Johann Glock (What is Analytic Philosophy? [2008], 6.1)

Book Reference

Glock,Han-Johann: 'What is Analytic Philosophy?' [CUP 2008], p.154

A Reaction

This has always struck me, and I find the narrow focus on modern logic a very distorted idea of the larger project. The aim, I think, is to understand by taking things apart, in the spirit of figuring out how a watch works.