The contemporary analytic philosopher
of whatever ilk does not communicate personal feelings or intuitions; he analyzes or 'deconstructs' language.
Robert Brandom is an analytic philosopher
, but while following in its rationalist tradition, he argues for a revisionary perspective, holding that we obtain meaning through inference rather than reference to a state of affairs.
The last chapter is primarily dedicated to refuting analytic philosopher
Michael Smith's version of Humeanism.
Such thought experiments are arguably the most important tools in the kit of the analytic philosopher
, but they barely exist in classical Indian Buddhist literature.
Furthermore, like sociolinguists, I contend that the analytic philosopher
is not a neutral party, who stands apart from the concept being analyzed.
The analytic philosopher
Hilary Putnam, Cogan University Professor, Emeritus, at Harvard University, has in his retirement produced a slim and unpretentious volume of four studies devoted to modern Jewish thought, As described in an autobiographical introduction, Putnam developed a personal interest in his Jewishness late in life.
Both Conger and Castell published a fair amount-the library of my university (5) has six books written or edited by Conger and five written or edited by Castell--and it is clear that neither man was an analytic philosopher
Part of the phenomenology and pathological mindset of an analytic philosopher
is that he/she will studiously avoid reading this book or any other work overtly critical of analytic philosophy.
This is unfortunate because there is no reason in principle why there could not be an Aristotelian personalist, or an analytic philosopher
who was a personalist, and not through the mere addition of phenomenological techniques to some other philosophical basis.
Thus, let me turn to the work of an analytic philosopher
, William Alston.
An analytic philosopher
by training, Rorty has won a large audience in the humanities in part by maintaining that excellent scientists and philosophers are not truth seekers in any special sense but are best regarded as Bloomian strong poets.
If one is an analytic philosopher
and one has a powerful argument, what difference does it make whether one came upon it from reading Kant or from reading a comic book?