- Analytic philosophy means using common experience and ordinary language to analyze concepts and language in philosophy.
Linguistic analysis, which studies the way words are used, is an example of analytic-philosophy.
analytic philosophy definition by Webster's New World
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a 20th-cent. philosophic movement characterized by its method of analyzing concepts and statements in the light of common experience and ordinary language so as to eliminate confusions of thought and resolve many traditional philosophical problems
analytic philosophy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A cluster of philosophical traditions holding that argumentation and clarity are vital to productive philosophical inquiry.
- A philosophical school of the 20th century whose central methodology is the analysis of concepts or language. Leading practitioners have included Bertrand Russell, George Edward Moore, Rudolf Carnap, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
- Philosophy as professionally practiced in the United States and Great Britain in the 20th century.