Language sometimes is deceptive
... For example, there are a number of philosophical traditions and topics that I have so little understanding of, that
it makes me wonder just what we share as philosophers. Some philosophy journals and books contain far more
mathematical and logical symbols than they do prose, and many philosophers wo ...
ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY—a trend in contemporary philosophy with
... the guard against far-reaching generalizations and we should avoid simplistic and
dichotomous classifications. The philosophy of ordinary language was developed mainly in
Great Britain, but its influence began to decline after 1960.
In the United States, W. V. Quine became the main figure in analyti ...
Philosophy without Intuitions, by Herman Cappelen. Oxford: Oxford
... their meaning suggest that they are characterizing a source (or form)
of evidence? In order to get clearer on that question, Cappelen first
looks in Chapter 2 at ‘intuition’-talk in ordinary English. What are
‘intuitively, p’, or ‘p is intuitive’, or ‘it seems that p’ etc. used for in
ordinary Engli ...
Plato - SouthsideHighSchool
... out of the house, providing him opportunities to conduct his philosophical investigations among the
people of Athens.
Residence: As an adult, Socrates lived at Alopece a deme (suburb) southeast of of Athens.
Education: In his youth, Socrates studied, music, literature, geometry, and gymnastics. He a ...
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... One could also include Wittgenstein in both of his incarnations, at least on some
interpretations. However, the power of such counterexamples is highly questionable for
at least two reasons.
First, the short-lived popularity of the view that philosophy is not about the world
(and its corollaries, su ...
5. Conformism and analytic philosophy
... subject is what has come to be known as analytic philosophy, and the hostility to
metaphysics he mentions is that peculiar hostility which, for a time at least, seemed to be
part and parcel of the analytic movement.2 What is important about this quotation in the
present context is the pregnant sugge ...
Western philosophy is the philosophical thought and work of the Western world. Historically, the term refers to the philosophical thinking of Western culture, beginning with Hellenic (i.e. Greek) philosophy, and eventually covering a large area of the globe. The word philosophy itself originated from the Hellenic: philosophia (φιλοσοφία), literally, ""the love of wisdom"" (φιλεῖν philein, ""to love"" and σοφία sophia, ""wisdom"").The scope of philosophy in the ancient understanding, and the writings of (at least some of) the ancient philosophers, were all intellectual endeavors. This included the problems of philosophy as they are understood today; but it also included many other disciplines, such as pure mathematics and natural sciences such as physics, astrology, and biology (Aristotle, for example, wrote on all of these topics.)