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What Is Analytic Philosophy?

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ISBN-10: 0521694264

ISBN-13: 9780521694261

Edition: 2008

Authors: Hans-Johann Glock

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Analytic philosophy is roughly a hundred years old, and it is now the dominant force within Western philosophy. Interest in its historical development is increasing, but there has hitherto been no sustained attempt to elucidate what it currently amounts to, and how it differs from so-called continental philosophy. In this rich and wide-ranging book, Hans Johann Glock argues that analytic philosophy is a loose movement held together both by ties of influence and by various family resemblances'. He considers the pros and cons of various definitions of analytic philosophy, and tackles the methodological, historiographical and philosophical issues raised by such definitions. Finally, he…    
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Book details

List price: $33.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Why the question matters
How the question should be approached
The structure and content of the book
Historical survey
First glimmerings: mathematics and logic
The rebellion against idealism
The linguistic turn
Logical constructionism vs conceptual analysis
The collapse of logical positivism
The rehabilitation of metaphysics
From language to mind
Matters of value
Geography and language
Fog over channel - continent cut off!
Vorsprung durch Logik: Germanophone roots of analytic philosophy
British empiricism vs German romanticism
The Anglo-Austrian axis
Contemporary failings of geo-linguistic conceptions
History and historiography
Historiophobia vs intrinsic historicism
Instrumental vs weak historicism
Anachronism vs antiquarianism
Hermeneutic equity
Doctrines and topics
The crusade against metaphysics
Language, contextualism and anti-psychologism
Philosophy and science
Topical definitions
Method and style
Putting analysis back into analytic philosophy
The scientific spirit
Making a piecemeal of it
'Clarity' is not enough!
The voice of reason
Ethics and politics
Does analytic philosophy shun ethics and political theory?
Is analytic philosophy morally neutral and conservative?
Is analytic philosophy progressive and emancipatory?
The Singer affair
An antidote to ideology?
Contested concepts, family resemblances and tradition
An essentially contested concept?
Analytic philosophy as a family resemblance concept
Analytic philosophy as a historical or genetic category
The contours of the analytic tradition
Present and future
Imposters, bunglers and relativists
What, if anything, is wrong with analytic philosophy?
Whither analytic philosophy?