Social Research Glossary

 

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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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Analytic propositions


core definition

Analytic propositions are true by definition or are logically true, such as mathematical theorems.


explanatory context

Analytic propositions are usually compared to synthetic propositions, which require experiential verification.

 

The distinction derives from the empiricism of Hume, was later labelled and developed in Kantian idealism and is integral to logical positivism.


analytical review


associated issues

 


related areas

See also

empiricism

idealism

logical positivism

synthetic propositions


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