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Single Idea 20293

[catalogued under 19. Language / E. Analyticity / 1. Analytic Propositions]

Full Idea

Rejecting 'a married bachelor' as contradictory would seem to have no justification other than the claim that 'All bachelors are unmarried is analytic, and so cannot serve to justify or explain that claim.

Gist of Idea

Analytic judgements can't be explained by contradiction, since that is what is assumed


Georges Rey (The Analytic/Synthetic Distinction [2013], 1.2)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.3

A Reaction

Rey is discussing Frege's objection to Kant (who tried to prove the necessity of analytic judgements, on the basis of the denial being a contradiction).

Related Idea

Idea 18927 Surely if things extend over time, then time itself must be extended? [Cameron]