Analyses of Analysis: Part I - Exegetical Analysis
First part of an analytic history of Philosophical Analysis, consisting of examples of exegetical analysis pertinent to the origins of modern methods.
Here are some ideas about philosophers to be included in some way in the formal exegetic analysis. At this stage the only one to have made significant progress is Aristotle.
Hume and Kant
Russell and Wittgenstein
Constructive Mathematics
Set Theory
Combinatory Logic
Type Theories
The Method
An account of the purpose, presumptions and methods behind the history.
Scope and Emphasis

The aim of this historical sketch is to examine the history of logic and certain related areas with particular concern for the evolution of the concept of logical truth, and related concepts. These include the notion of empirical fact, the concepts if logical necessity, contingency, analyticity, the synthetic. The demarcation of logical truth involves semantics, and metaphysics, and our story therefore embraces these closely related areas of logic and philosophy.

The full material, formal and informal, will be prepared chapter by chapter in PDF documents which will be available from as they are prepared. In addition informal accounts will be available here in HTML, often as sketches before the detailed preparation. Links on the list of chapters will reach the current PDF of any chapters which I have made a start on. Information presented here in HTML will include my ideas about what I should be doing with a chapter before I actually start.
The full list will not be finalised for a while, but the earlier chapters are pencilled in as:
  1. Introduction
  2. Plato and Aristotle
  3. Leibniz
  4. Hume and Kant
  5. Frege
  6. Russell and Wittgenstein
The book will probably come in two volumes, the first containing the main body of the analysis, the second containing a set of listings of the formal theories developed in the analysis.
Plato and Aristotle

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