Analytic Philosophy: An Interpretive History

2017.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aaron Preston (ed.), Analytic Philosophy: An Interpretive History, Routledge, 2017, viii + 287 pp., $ 49.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2017.09.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Aaron Preston (ed.), Analytic Philosophy: An Interpretive History, Routledge, 2017, viii + 287 pp., $ 49.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781138800793   Reviewed by Johannes L. Brandl, University of Salzburg As an increasing number of monographs, handbooks, and collections on the subject matter testify, the study of the history of analytic philosophy is in full swing.[1] This volume is a valuable addition to this growing literature, with a lucid introduction by the editor and seventeen contributions by distinguished scholars, all of which demonstrate a high quality in content and are written in excellent prose.[2] Although each chapter has its own agenda, a common theme runs through the book. The authors combat a narrow-minded, but still popular, conception of analytic philosophy based on a simplistic interpretation of the revolt against idealism, the linguistic turn, and the neo-positivist rejection... Read More

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