Choosing the Analytic Component of Theories


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Sebastian Lutz
Uppsala University
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I provide a compact reformulation of Carnap’s conditions of adequacy for the analytic and the synthetic component of a theory and show that, contrary to arguments by Winnie and Demopoulos, Carnap’s conditions of adequacy need not be supplemented by another condition. This has immediate implications for the analytic component of reduction sentences.
Keywords analyticity  analytic-synthetic distinction  Carnap sentence  Ramsey sentence  reduction sentence  Przełęcki reduction pair  relativization sentence
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