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By Stephen P. Schwartz

A short heritage of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls provides a finished evaluation of the historic improvement of all significant facets of analytic philosophy, the dominant Anglo-American philosophical culture within the 20th century. 

  • Features assurance of the entire significant topic parts and figures in analytic philosophy - together with Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Gottlob Frege, Carnap, Quine, Davidson, Kripke, Putnam, and plenty of others
  • Contains explanatory history fabric to assist clarify technical philosophical concepts
  • Includes listings of recommended additional readings
  • Written in a transparent, direct type that presupposes little past wisdom of philosophy


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As we will see in the next chapter Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, which influenced the logi­ cal positivists and others, was based on Russell's views and is a version of logical atomism. A great deal of analytic philosophy, such as Oxford ordinary language philosophy (see Chapter 4), is a reaction against logical atomism. 26 Russell and Moore G. E. Moore 's Philosophy of Common Sense While Frege influenced Russell's development of symbolic logic and logicism, Russell's wider outlook was shaped by his contact with only slightly less significant in creating G.

Wittgenstein is the most influential and the most widely read and studied of the analytic philosophers. ) If Frege is the pioneer and Bertrand Russell the father of analytic philosophy, then Wittgenstein's writings provide the backbone. And what an odd and creaky backbone it is! Just for the sake of comparison: Russell published dozens of philosophy books during his lifetime and hundreds of articles and pamphlets. Wittgenstein published only the Tractatus and one short article, and even the Tractatus was only published after Wittgenstein had essentially given up on it appearing in print.

Moore. He also had had a Hegelian period, but it was briefer than mine. He took the lead in rebellion, and I followed, with a sense of emancipation. Bradley argued that everything common sense believes in is mere appearance; we reverted to the opposite extreme, and thought that everything is real that common sense, uninfluenced by philosophy or theology, supposes real. With a sense of escaping from prison, we allowed ourselves to think that grass is green, that the sun and stars would exist if no one was aware of them, and also that there is a pluralistic timeless world of Platonic ideas.

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