The analytic and synthetic

In Mind, Language and Reality: Philosophical Papers. Cambridge University Press. pp. 33-69 (1975)
The present paper is an attempt to give an account of the analytic-synthetic distinction both inside and outside of physical theory. It is hoped that the paper is sufficiently nontechnical to be followed by a reader whose background in science is not extensive; but it has been necessary to consider problems connected with physical science (particularly the definition of 'kinetic energy,' and the conceptual problems connected with geometry) in order to bring out features of the analytic-synthetic distinction that seem to me to be the most important.
Keywords Natural Kinds  Analytic and synthetic  W.V. Quine  Philosophy of language
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