One Dogma of Analyticism

Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla


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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