- Hardcover: 1184 pages
- Publisher: OUP Oxford (20 Jun. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199238847
- ISBN-13: 978-0199238842
- Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 6.4 x 18 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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The Oxford Handbook of The History of Analytic Philosophy (Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy) Hardcover – 20 Jun 2013
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The Handbook is a large and wonderfully useful resource. (Kevin C. Klement, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews)
About the Author
Michael Beaney is Professor of Philosophy at the University of York. He works on the history of analytic philosophy and on conceptions of analysis in the history of philosophy. He is the author of Frege: Making Sense (Duckworth, 1996), and editor of The Frege Reader (Blackwell, 1997), Gottlob Frege: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers (with Erich Reck; 4 vols., Routledge, 2005), and The Analytic Turn (Routledge, 2007). He is Editor of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy.
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Analytic philosophy is the tradition that originated in the work of Gottlob Frege (1848-1925), Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, G E Moore (1873-1958) and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). When Russell and Moore rebelled against British idealism they did so on different grounds. Both wanted to uncover the fundamental constituents of propositions, Moore as a conceptual analysis and Russell within a broader programme of logical analysis. However, Russell failed to prove mathematics could be derived from purely logical propositions. What emerged was a system of propositional and predicate logic. According to Russell, 'That all sound philosophy should begin with an analysis of propositions, is a truth too evident, perhaps, to demand a proof'. The early period of analytic philosophy culminated in Wittgenstein's Tractatus.Read more ›