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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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Hilary Whitehall Putnam (born July 31, 1926) is an American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist who has been a central figure in analytic philosophy since the 1960s, especially in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of science.
Thus, against what he views as the dominant tendency of much analytic philosophy, Crane argues that conceptual analysis and conceptual (or linguistic) descriptions and distinctions should not be regarded as the sole or even as the most basic key to philosophy of mind.
I am currently teaching one course: Analytic Philosophy of Religion.
s book is such a proposal, taking as its protagonists liberal and postliberal thinkers viewed through the lens of analytic philosophy.
Analytic philosophy can be pedantic and boring, even technocratic in its hair-splitting attention to logical minutiae.
Among the topics are the origins and development of new phenomenology, phenomenology and theology reconsidered, new phenomenology on the existence and nature of God, and proposals for new phenomenology and analytic philosophy of religion.
The Importance of Being Earnest (and, briefly, Salome) is read against the height of British Idealism and the beginning of pragmatism and analytic philosophy during the fin de siecle.
My roots in dance--ballet, modern, flamenco--and my training in analytic philosophy have shaped who I am as a choreographer and give rise to my desire to work in the fold between mind and body.
A revised model of the philosophy of action is unlikely to come from analytic philosophy, Pippin contends.
God and Moral Law will be valued by those engaged in debates within analytic philosophy and possibly those participating in the emerging school of analytical theology.