David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Grazer Philosophische Studien 54:107-113 (1998)
Analyses, in the simplest form assertions that aim to capture an intimate link between two concepts, are viewed since Russell's theory of definite descriptions as analyzing descriptions. Analysis therefore has to obey the laws governing definitions including some form of a Substitutivity Principle (SP). Once (SP) is accepted the road to the paradox of analysis is open. Popular reactions to the paradox involve the fundamental assumption (SV) that sentences differing only in containing an analysandum resp. an analysans express the same proposition, because analysandum and analysans are the same entity. Following suggestions of Gupta and Belnap it is argued that (SV) should be rejected
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dale Jacquette (1990). A Fregean Solution to the Paradox of Analysis. Grazer Philosophische Studien 37:59-73.
Dennis Earl (2007). A Semantic Resolution of the Paradox of Analysis. Acta Analytica 22 (3):189-205.
J. A. Burgess (2008). When is Circularity in Definitions Benign? Philosophical Quarterly 58 (231):214–233.
I. I. I. Holcomb (1988). Constraints on Defining the 'Level' and 'Unit' of Selection. Theoria 4 (1):107-138.
Kai-Uwe Küdhnberger, Benedikt Löwe, Michael Möllerfeld & Philip Welch (2005). Comparing Inductive and Circular Definitions: Parameters, Complexity and Games. Studia Logica 81 (1):79 - 98.
Harmon R. Holcomb Iii (1988). Constraints on Defining the 'Level' and 'Unit' of Selection. Theoria 4 (1):107-138.
Dennis Earl (2010). Vague Analysis. Metaphysica 11 (2):223-233.
Francesco Orilia (2000). Meaning and Circular Definitions. Journal of Philosophical Logic 29 (2):155-169.
Steven Rieber (1998). The Concept of Personal Identity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (3):581-594.
Samantha Miles (2012). Stakeholder: Essentially Contested or Just Confused? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 108 (3):285-298.
I. L. Humberstone (1997). Two Types of Circularity. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 57 (2):249-280.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads60 ( #27,938 of 1,101,878 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #306,556 of 1,101,878 )
How can I increase my downloads?