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Single Idea 3088

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 8. A Priori as Analytic]

Full Idea

Analyticity is postulated to explain why we cannot imagine certain things being true. A better postulate is that we are not good at imagining things.

Gist of Idea

Analyticity is postulated because we can't imagine some things being true, but we may just lack imagination


Gilbert Harman (Thought [1973], 6.7)

Book Reference

Harman,Gilbert: 'Thought' [Princeton 1977], p.104