Epistemic Analyticity Reconsidered

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 103 (2):280-292 (2022)
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Abstract

It is nowadays standard to distinguish between epistemic and metaphysical analyticity. Metaphysical analyticity has been widely rejected, while epistemic analyticity has been widely endorsed. I argue that we also have good reason to reject epistemic analyticity. I do so by considering all the plausible ways of characterizing epistemic analyticity and of drawing the epistemic analytic–synthetic distinction. I argue that on all of them, the distinction fails to carve at the semantic joints. I conclude that there is good reason to think that there is no semantic distinction to be drawn between analytic and synthetic sentences.

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Célia Teixeira
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