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How has analytic philosophy affected people’s thoughts/behavior?

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meghan345123 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted November 11, 2012 at 9:53 PM via web

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How has analytic philosophy affected people’s thoughts/behavior?

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thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 11, 2012 at 10:16 PM (Answer #1)

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One frequent criticism of analytic philosophy is that it is a highly technical mode of thought, restricting itself to criticism of minute details of language, and has abandoned the "great questions" of traditional philosophy. Some of the work done in formal logic, which is  a discipline favoured by many analytic philosophers, has influenced computer design. Analysis of ordinary language and modes of reasoning have been important in the development of artificial intelligence. In general, analytic philosophy has had less of an effect on popular culture than earlier philosophical systems due to its specialized vocabulary and method.

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