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Title: One Dogma of Analyticism
Author(s): FELDBACHER-ESCAMILLA, Christian J.
Journal: Logique et Analyse
Volume: 240    Date: 2017   
Pages: 429-444
DOI: 10.2143/LEA.240.0.3254090

Abstract :
According to one view on analyticity in formal languages, a definition of ‘analytic’ can be given by semantic notions alone. In this contribution we are going to show that a purely semantic conception of analyticity is inadequate. To do so, we provide a method for transforming theories with a synthetic empirical basis into logical equivalent theories with an analytic 'empirical' basis. We draw the conclusion that a definition of analyticity is adequate only if it is a pragmatic one.

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