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Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 12, Issue 2, 2015

Alexandru Petrescu
Pages 103-114

Cultural - Philosophical Debate concerning the German Origin, the Specificity and the Evolution of Analytical Philosophy

In the following lines, we consider the current debate concerning the origin, the specificity and evolution of analytical philosophy. We will try to motivate the idea that the origins and evolution of analytical philosophy are not entirely due to the British philosophers; in fact, this problem cannot be properly explained in terms of a single tradition, which would come true by the removal of another one. Regarding the evolution of analytic philosophy, we identify aspects of the German tradition, the British tradition as well as some new elements generated by the interaction between positivism and American pragmatism.

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