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Analytic Philosophy
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Its “greatgrandfather” was B. Bolzano, its “grandfather” G. Frege, and its “fathers” G.E. Moore, B. Russell, and L. Wittgenstein: such is the lineage of one of the most influential philosophical movements of the 20th century. In its first phase, analytic philosophy can be described (to use Russell's expression) as analytic realism. In his Wissenschaftslehre (1837), Bolzano strictly distinguished the contents of cognitive acts and linguistic utterances from all elements of the stream of consciousness, defining the former as the analy…

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Künne, Wolfgang, “Analytic Philosophy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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