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Author Preston, Aaron

Title Analytic Philosophy
Published London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2007


Description 1 online resource (203 pages)
Series Continuum Studies in Philosophy
Continuum studies in philosophy.
Contents Preface; Introduction: The Peculiar Career of Analytic Philosophy; Part I: The Crises in Analytic Philosophy; 1. The Identity Crisis in Analytic Philosophy; 2. A Crisis within the Crisis: The Problem of Revisionist History; 3. Against Revisionism; 4. On the Trail of an Illusion; Part II: Scientism and the Emergence of Analytic Philosophy; 5. The Root of the Illusion of Unity; 6. The Root of the Illusion of Promise; 7. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; C; I; P; S; Z
Summary One would expect that so successful and controversial a philosophical school as analytic philosophy would have a clear platform of substantive philosophical views. However, this is not so. For at least 30 years, analytic philosophy has consisted in an increasingly loose and variable amalgam of philosophical topics, views and methods. This state of affairs has led some to claim that, despite its professional entrenchment, analytic philosophy is in a state of crisis. Analytic Philosophy: The History of an Illusion argues that this is so, and that the crisis is deeper and more longstanding than i
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Subject Analysis (Philosophy)
Analysis (Philosophy) -- History
Analysis (Philosophy)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441187864