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Origins of Analytical Philosophy - Michael Dummett

Origins of Analytical Philosophy

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The twentieth century was marked by the triumph of the 'analytic' tradition of philosophy, which remains to this day the dominant mainstream of philosophical thought and teaching. In his landmark reflection and exploration of the origins of analytic philosophy, Michael Dummett vividly explores the roots of that tradition in the writings of such German and Austrian thinkers as Frege, Husserl and Wittgenstein. Disputing the notion of analytic philosophy as an 'Anglo-American' tradition, Dummett finds a shared well-spring in the works of the analytic and phenomenological traditions. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series, Origins of Analytical Philosophy remains a vital read for anyone interested in the development of twentieth century thought and the history of philosophy.

Dummett rightly says that many of the roots of analytical philosophy are to be found in German-speaking lands...The defining characteristic of analytical philosophy [he argues] is its attempt to base a comprehensive philosophical account of thought on a philosophical account of language. For anyone interested in that project, this book would be an excellent investment. It shows, clearly and concisely, how the essential first step for such a project is what Dummett calls 'the extrusion of thought from the mind.'

Preface .1. The History of Thinkers and the History of Ideas 2. The Linguistic Turn 3. Truth and Meaning 4. The Extrusion of Thought from the Mind 5. The Legacy of Brentano 6. Husserl's View of Meaning 7. Sense Without Reference 8. Noemata and Idealism 9. Frege On Perception 10. Grasping a Thought 11. Husserl On Perception: The Generalisation of Meaning 12. Proto-Thoughts 13. Thought and Language 14. Conclusion: A Methodology or a Subject-Matter Appendix: Interview Index

ISBN: 9781472532466
ISBN-10: 1472532465
Series: Bloomsbury Revelations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 24th April 2014
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.29