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Doubts About Conceptual Analysis

Gilbert Harman

in Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238027
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597633 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238029.003.0007
 Doubts About Conceptual Analysis

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A response to a paper by Frank Jackson. Although philosophers sometimes defend certain ‘analyses’ as analytic or a priori truths, such analyses are far from obviously true and are defended inductively. Contrary to Jackson's claim, the rejection of analyticity is based on consideration of central cases.

Keywords: a priori; analyticity; aprioricity; conceptual analysis; Frank Jackson

Chapter.  2027 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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