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a statement or an item of knowledge which is true solely because of its conformity to some logical laws. (Cf. synthetic.)
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[L:117] In the Logic, Kant distinguishes analytic and synthetic propositions in terms of the basis of their "certainty", writing "analytic...one calls those propositions whose certainty rests on identity of concepts (of the predicate with the notion of the subject). [L:118] Propositions whose truth is not grounded on identity of concepts must be called synthetic". Where there is a strict identity the proposition is tautologous; the subjects and predicates of other analytic judgments are identical "implicitly"--presumably if the predicate is "contained in", "entailed by", "part of", etc. the subject. Kant writes, "the identity of concepts in analytic judgments can be either explicit of non-explicit. In the former case analytical propositions are tautological". [A6/B11] In the Critique Kant distinguishes analytic and synthetic judgments imilarly, writing: "Either the predicate B belongs to the subject A, as something which is (covertly) contained in this concept A; or B lies outside the concept A, although it does indeed stand in connection with it. In the one case I entitle the judgment analytic, in the other synthetic. Analytic judgments...are therefore those in which the connection of the predicate with the subject is thought through identity." Kant adds that analytic concepts are explicative (the predicate "adds nothing new") whereas synthetic concepts are ampliative.

 

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A posteriori know...A priori knowledge
A priori, analyti...
A priori, theory ...A priori,presuppo...ABSOLUTE
ABSTRACTION
ABSURDITY
AFFINITY
ALTERATION (CHANGE)
AMPHIBOLY
ANALOGY OF EXPERI...
ANALYTIC
ANALYTIC METHOD
ANALYTIC UNITY OF...
ANTECEDENT PROPOS...ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTICIPATION OF P...
ANTINOMY
APOAGOGIC
APPEARANCE
APPREHENSION
APRIORI
ARCHETYPE
ARCHITECTONIC
ATTENTION
ATTRIBUTE
AUTHENTICITY
AXIOMS OF INTUITION
Abbott, Lyman
Abdera
Abelard, Peter
Abelson, Robert
Abernathy, John
Absolute
Absolute idealism
Absolute theism
Absolutes
Absolutism
Abstract ideas
Acquaintance
Act agapism
Act deontology
Act teleology
Act utilitarianism
Action
Action theory
Adams
Adams, Jay E
Adams, Thomas
Aenesidemus
Aesthetic hedonism
Aesthetic humanism
Aesthetic stage
Aesthetics
Aeterni Patris
Agapism
Agapistic ethics
Agnostic
Agnosticism
Albertus Magnus
Albigensians
Albright, Jacob
Alesius, Alexander
Alexander, Archib...Alexander, James W.
Alexander, Samuel
Alleine, Joseph
Allon, Henry
Altizer, Thomas J...Altruism
Altruistic
Altruistic hedonism
Ambrose
Ambrose, Isaac
Amish
Ammann, Jacob
Anabaptist
Analogical predic...Analysis
Analytic philosophy
Analytical
Analytical philos...Analytical statem...
Anamnesis
Anarchism
Anaxagoras
Anaximander
Anaximenes
Anderson, James
Anderson, John R.
Andrewes, Lancelot
Angier, John
Animal faith
Anselm
Anthony of Padua
Anthropology
Anthropomorphism
Antifallibilism

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