analytic philosophy

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analytic philosophy

n.
1. Any of various philosophical methodologies holding that clear and precise definition and argumentation are vital to productive philosophical inquiry.
2. A philosophical school of the 20th century predominant in the United States and Great Britain whose central concerns are the nature of logic, concepts, and language. Leading practitioners have included Bertrand Russell, George Edward Moore, Rudolf Carnap, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
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many important things right' (2) concerning language, in contrast with those theses that deviate from them, including those more recently affirmed by figures in the German tradition, but especially by contemporary Anglophone philosophers, to whom this volume is largely addressed.
Nozick was like Cohen in that he sought to employ philosophical tools on behalf of a political tradition anglophone philosophers had ignored--only in Nozick's case the tradition was fire-breathing libertarianism.
O'Brien is credited with helping heal the rift between Anglophone philosophers recovering from their analytical binge and continental Europeans recovering from a plethora of post-isms.