Analysis

[Revised entry by Michael Beaney on March 19, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography, bib2.html, bib3.html, bib4.html, bib6.html] Analysis has always been at the heart of philosophical method, but it has
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[Revised entry by Michael Beaney on March 19, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography, bib2.html, bib3.html, bib4.html, bib6.html] Analysis has always been at the heart of philosophical method, but it has been understood and practised in many different ways. Perhaps, in its broadest sense, it might be defined as a process of isolating or working back to what is more fundamental by means of which something, initially taken as given, can be explained or reconstructed. The explanation or reconstruction is often then exhibited in a...

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