Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4):425-453 (2004)

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Laura Schroeter
University of Melbourne
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It would be nice if good old a priori conceptual analysis were possible. For many years conceptual analysis was out of fashion, in large part because of the excessive ambitions of verificationist theories of meaning._ _However, those days are over._ _A priori conceptual analysis is once again part of the philosophical mainstream._ _This renewed popularity, moreover, is well-founded. Modern philosophical analysts have exploited developments in philosophical semantics to formulate analyses which avoid the counterintuitive consequences of verificationism, while vindicating our ability to know a priori precisely what it is our words and thoughts represent._ _Despite its apparent promise, however, I
Keywords A Priori  Conceptual Analysis  Epistemology  Externalism  Fallibility
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2004.00209.x
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