The Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy

2014.04.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Beaney (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2013, 1161pp., $175.00
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2014.04.29 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael Beaney (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2013, 1161pp., $175.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199238842. Reviewed by Kevin C. Klement, University of Massachusetts Amherst This collection -- or, as it may be better described, this mammoth tome -- offers an expansive survey of the development of what is arguably the most successful and far reaching movement in the history of philosophy. That is, of course, if analytic philosophy can still be called a movement without stretching that term so thin as to be meaningless. The topics, figures, themes, historical trends, methodological styles, and theoretical stances addressed in this Handbook, and therefore within analytic philosophy itself, are extraordinarily diverse. It covers everything from analytic philosophy's prehistory and ancestry in the German and English philosophical traditions... . . .

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