This site offers helpful information for students of the Western philosophical tradition. The elements you will find on this site include: The Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names. A survey of the History of Western Philosophy. A Timeline for the intellectual figures discussed here. Detailed discussion of several major Philosophers
The school of analytic philosophy has dominated academic philosophy in various regions, most notably Great Britain and the United States, since the early twentieth century. It originated around the turn of the twentieth century as G. E. Moore and Bertrand Russell broke away from what was then the dominant school in the British universities, Absolute Idealism. Many would also include Gottlob Frege as a founder of analytic philosophy in the late 19th century, and this controversial issue is discussed in section 2c. When Moore and Russell articulated their alternative to Idealism, they used a linguistic idiom, frequently basing their arguments on the “meanings” of terms and propositions. Analytic Philosophy
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