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analytic philosophy


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cluster of philosophical traditions holding that argumentation and clarity are vital to productive philosophical inquiry.
  • n. A philosophical school of the 20th century whose central methodology is the analysis of concepts or language. Leading practitioners have included Bertrand Russell, George Edward Moore, Rudolf Carnap, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
  • n. Philosophy as professionally practiced in the United States and Great Britain in the 20th century.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A style of philosophy that came to dominate English-speaking countries in the 20th century.


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