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The Whole of Philosophy

Colin McGinn

in Truth by Analysis

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199856145
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919567 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856145.003.0007
The Whole of Philosophy

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This chapter contends that analysis is indeed the sole occupation of the philosopher. It shows that this contention does not require any undue narrowing of the domain of philosophy, or any downgrading of its importance; quite the opposite in fact. We simply need a suitably capacious understanding of what conceptual analysis can aspire to be. Different types of analysis are considered, including category analysis, connective analysis, conceptual analysis, and contrastive analysis.

Keywords: conceptual analysis; philosophy; category analysis; connective analysis; contrastive analysis

Chapter.  7927 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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