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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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He takes the work of each of the ten philosophers (24) quoted to make up "only a single stone in the overall mosaic of the analytic tradition." (p.
A work in the analytic tradition of philosophy of religion, the book consists of seven short chapters of carefully developed arguments, accompanied by some textually based analysis of the work of important thinkers along the way, as Wainwright strives to develop a consistent view on this difficult subject.
When I was an undergraduate Philosophy student at the University of Pittsburgh, where I was trained in the analytic tradition, it wasn't clear to me what Philosophy meant beyond the clarification of concepts.
Eleonore Stump speaks about the causes of the emergence of Analytic Philosophical Theology within the analytic tradition; the advantages of maintaining the traditional picture of perfect being theology with regards to divine attributes; her conception about the importance of biblical narratives in facing the problem of suffering; and the importance of university involvement in research on philosophical theology.
Professional philosophers in the analytic tradition more or less write to anyone and from nowhere.
Even if culture/tradition predications are assumed to be inherently capable of proof or disproof by European continental or analytic tradition, at least some of the differences between African philosophers involving culture/tradition-orientation are not resolved by the procedures of controlled inquiry.
This counter-narrative makes our conception of philosophy more elastic and sits uncomfortably with those trained in the analytic tradition.
Often invoking the ideas of Paolo Freire, international contributors in business administration, education, political and economic studies, labor and sustainability, and policy studies examine possibilities for transformative management to meet social needs, within a framework of the analytic tradition and values of critical management studies (CMS).
Wittgenstein was designated by Bertrand Russell to be his philosophical heir, and his work shaped the course of the analytic tradition of philosophy by influencing first the logical positivists and then ordinary language philosophy.
The effort in understanding other (i.e., non-English written and non-strictly-contemporary) philosophy (which might require mastery of other languages besides English and an effort of comparative understanding) has proved extremely fruitful for the analytic tradition itself.

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