The Paradox of Analysis

George Bealer

in Quality and Concept

Published in print May 1982 | ISBN: 9780198244288
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680762 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy

The Paradox of Analysis

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This chapter focuses on the paradox of analysis, a particularly recalcitrant problem in the logic for intentional matters and one that has deep implications for philosophical method, philosophical psychology, and cognitive psychology. The problem may be put as follows: how, if correct, can a definition (or analysis) be informative? After a critical examination of Alonzo Church's resolution of the paradox, the chapter shows how to extend the new approach to intensional logic to include a more acceptable resolution.

Keywords: paradox of analysis; Alonzo Church; intensional logic; intentional matters

Chapter.  3391 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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