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George Bealer

Print publication date: 1982

Print ISBN-13: 9780198244288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244288.001.0001

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The Paradox of Analysis

The Paradox of Analysis

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(p.69) 3 The Paradox of Analysis
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Quality and Concept
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George Bealer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198244288.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the paradox of analysis, a particularly recalcitrant problem in the logic for intentional matters and one that has deep implications for philosophical method, philosophical psychology, and cognitive psychology. The problem may be put as follows: how, if correct, can a definition (or analysis) be informative? After a critical examination of Alonzo Church's resolution of the paradox, the chapter shows how to extend the new approach to intensional logic to include a more acceptable resolution.

Keywords:   paradox of analysis, Alonzo Church, intensional logic, intentional matters

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