Entry from British & World English dictionary
The branch of philosophy that deals with the clarification of existing concepts and knowledge.
- One does know a priori, by philosophical analysis, that if such an identity statement is true it is necessarily true.
- They are not problems for philosophical analysis of the ontology of institutional facts; they are real-life problems to be settled by judges and lawyers, and in the end perhaps by armies and political movements.
- In sum, Thrasymachus' agenda is to assert two debunking theses, one about the effects of justice and one about the use of the term ‘justice’: his concern is less with philosophical analysis than sociology.
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