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What are the major concepts or approaches of analytic philosophy?

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meghan345123 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 11, 2012 at 9:56 PM via web

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What are the major concepts or approaches of analytic philosophy?

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thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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

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Analytic philosophy or philosophy of language is the major form of philosophy that has been practiced in Britain and North America in the 20th century. It is often described in terms of a "linguistic turn" that transferred the realm of philosophical discourse from things to language, emphasizing a "therapy of concepts" and practice of clear description. One programmatic statement concerning the analytic project is that "the limits of my language are the limits of my world" (Wittgenstein), implying that what cannot be clearly articulated is nonsense, and that the business of philosophy is to find the "bounds of sense".

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