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The Paradoxes of Analysis and Synonymy
S. D. Rieber
Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jul., 1994), pp. 103-116
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20012566
Page Count: 14
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The very idea of informative analysis gives rise to a well-known paradox. Yet a parallel puzzle, herein called the 'paradox of synonymy', arises for statements which do not express analyses. The paradox of synonymy has a straightforward metalinguistic solution: certain words are referring to themselves. Likewise, the paradox of analysis can be solved by recognizing that certain expressions in an analysis statement are referring to their own semantic structures.
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