- Author: Gillian Russell
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- ISBN: 9780199232192
- Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
- Page: 232
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The distinction between analytic and synthetic sentences - the idea that some sentences are true or false just in virtue of what they mean - is a famous focus of philosophical controversy. Gillian Russell reinvigorates the debate with a challenging new defence of the distinction, showing that it is compatible with semantic externalism.