analytic philosophyanalytic philosophy
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.
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
also analytical philosophy
- Any of various philosophical methodologies holding that clear and precise definition and argumentation are vital to productive philosophical inquiry.
- A philosophical school of the 20th century predominant in the United States and Great Britain whose central concerns are the nature of logic, concepts, and language. Leading practitioners have included Bertrand Russell, George Edward Moore, Rudolf Carnap, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
- (philosophy) A style of philosophy that came to dominate English-speaking countries in the 20th century.