analytical philosophy


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analytical philosophy

a general term for a type of philosophy based on analytic logic which is hostile to metaphysical speculation. It derives from the English empiricism of LOCKE, HUME and MILL, through the LOGICAL POSITIVISM of the Vienna Circle and the ‘logical atomism’ of the early WITTGENSTEIN and Russell. The subsequent development of ORDINARY LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY is usually also included, but it differs in important ways by focusing on language in use. These later variants of analytic philosophy are often referred to as linguistic philosophy. See also SPEECH ACT.
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God and Moral Law is probably best directed at graduate students or advanced undergraduates focusing specifically on analytical philosophy of religion.
He switched to the more rigorous discipline of analytical philosophy, earning a first class honours degree and a Ph.
The language of analytical philosophy is well employed.
This general confusion and lack of a musical-semiotic metalanguage creates the unfortunate necessity for every author to clearly mark out their analytical philosophy at the beginning of every semiotic study.
Then in the mid-1960s, he became academically famous for his books on historiography, Nietzsche, and the analytical philosophy of action.
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Rather, the answer may well be found in the type of philosophy upon which Scruton draws: modern Anglo-American analytical philosophy.
Some of the subjects known for promoting reasoning and critical thinking, such as analytical philosophy and logic, are missing from the curriculum.
The ground-breaking ideas proposed by Dolezel in the seventies and eighties form the core of the book, but they have been revamped, expanded, illustrated with new materials, adapted to a wider audience (one not as conversant in logical semantics and analytical philosophy as the readership of the original articles), and above all developed into a comprehensive theory.
223, quoted in Henryk Skolimowski, Polish Analytical Philosophy: A Survey and a Comparison with British Analytical Philosophy.

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