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Truth by AnalysisGames, Names, and Philosophy$
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Colin McGinn

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199856145

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856145.001.0001

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The Whole of Philosophy

The Whole of Philosophy

(p.93) 7 The Whole of Philosophy
Truth by Analysis

Colin McGinn

Oxford University Press

This chapter contends that analysis is indeed the sole occupation of the philosopher. It shows that this contention does not require any undue narrowing of the domain of philosophy, or any downgrading of its importance; quite the opposite in fact. We simply need a suitably capacious understanding of what conceptual analysis can aspire to be. Different types of analysis are considered, including category analysis, connective analysis, conceptual analysis, and contrastive analysis.

Keywords:   conceptual analysis, philosophy, category analysis, connective analysis, contrastive analysis

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