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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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.
The conversation began with a reflection on the causes of the emergence of the new Analytic Philosophical Theology within the analytic tradition.
The Everlasting Check balances considerations of the historical context with conceptual frameworks drawn from the analytic tradition to yield a unique discussion of "Of Miracles.
Professional philosophers in the analytic tradition more or less write to anyone and from nowhere.
This suggests that both philosophies (African and European--Anglo-Saxon analytic tradition and Continental philosophy) are situated in the tradition/culture which colors the contents of any of the findings, submissions and evidence on which their adherents base the conclusions of their different works.
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.
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.
JJW: Your work could be placed in the analytic tradition, and sometimes people more sympathetic to the Continental tradition see analytic philosophy as very rigid, verging on positivism.
These small criticisms aside, Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy is both an excellent introduction to the Indian tradition for philosophers trained in the analytic tradition and a fruitful investigation into the tradition's views on agency and action that Indologists will appreciate.
This book is markedly erudite in breadth of scholarship and intensely guided by semantic and logical precision so highly valued by the analytic tradition.

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