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Analytic Philosophy in America: And Other Historical and Contemporary Essays

Scott Soames


This collection of recent and unpublished essays traces milestones in the field of analytic philosophy from its beginnings in Britain and Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, through its subsequent growth in the United States, up to its present as the world’s most vigorous philosophical tradition. The central chapter chronicles how analytic philosophy developed in the United States out of American pragmatism, the impact of European visitors and immigrants, the mid-century transformation of the Harvard philosophy department, and the rapid spread of the analytic approach ... More

Keywords: analytic philosophy, United States, American pragmatism, logicism, science, mathematics, philosophy of language, meaning, information, quantification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691160726
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691160726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Soames, author
University of Southern California