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Analytic Philosophy
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1. Name

The term “analytic philosophy” derives from its methodology. Its aim is to arrive at the truth, meaning, and significance of statements by analysis of language and usage.

1.1. Rise and Spread

Analytic philosophy arose in Great Britain at the beginning of the 20th century. It did so in reaction to English idealism and its interpretation of Hegel (Hegelianism). Under the influence of the Vienna Circle and Wittgenstein, it moved on from logical atomism to logical empiricism and then to linguistic philosophy or phenomenalism. Outsi…

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Hofmeister, Heimo, “Analytic Philosophy”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A245>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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