The Story of Analytic Philosophy: Plot and Heroes

The Story of Analytic Philosophy: Plot and Heroes

by Anat Biletzki
     
 

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This unique collection looks at analytic philosophy in its historical context. Prominent philosophers discuss key figures, including Russell and Wittgenstein, methods and results in analytic philosophy to present its story. This volume assesses the challenge posed by changing cultural and philosophical trends and movements.  See more details below

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This unique collection looks at analytic philosophy in its historical context. Prominent philosophers discuss key figures, including Russell and Wittgenstein, methods and results in analytic philosophy to present its story. This volume assesses the challenge posed by changing cultural and philosophical trends and movements.

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Presents 15 papers addressing various aspects of the current crisis in analytic philosophy. Topics include rationalism vs. romanticism, empiricism without positivism, psychologism and meaning, analysis without elimination in Russell's "On Denoting," Wittgenstein as the forlorn caretaker of language, Kripkean realism, and Fregean semantics. Concludes with an essay by Jaakko Hintikka that exposes popular interpretations of Wittgenstein as destructive of the analytic movement and points to a way out of this destructiveness. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415651981
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/26/2013
Series:
Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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