PhilSci Archive

Are synthetic a priori propositions informative?

Yuan, Yongfeng (2019) Are synthetic a priori propositions informative? [Preprint]

This is the latest version of this item.

[img]
Preview
Text
Are synthetic a priori propositions informative.pdf - Draft Version

Download (570kB) | Preview

Abstract

According to rationalists, synthetic a priori propositions convey new knowledge, whereas analytic propositions are non-informative or vacuous conceptual truths. However, as we argue in this article, each a priori proposition is necessarily true because of its semantic constituents and the way they are combined, and hence can be transformed into its equivalent analytic form. So each synthetic a priori proposition conveys only non-informative conceptual truths like analytic propositions.


Export/Citation: EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
Social Networking:
Share |

Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Yuan, Yongfengganlanshux@126.com
Keywords: A priori, analytic, synthetic, necessary truth, informative, knowledge
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Epistemology
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Depositing User: Dr. Yongfeng Yuan
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2021 17:59
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2021 17:59
Item ID: 19819
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Epistemology
Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Logic
General Issues > Logical Positivism/Logical Empiricism
Date: 10 May 2019
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19819

Available Versions of this Item

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item