Single Idea 2557

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / F. Analytic Philosophy / 7. Limitations of Analysis]

Full Idea

There is nowadays little attempt to bring "analytic philosophy" to self-consciousness by explaining how to tell a successful from an unsuccessful analysis.


'Analytical philosophy' is the main modern Anglo-American tradition

Gist of Idea

Analytical philosophy seems to have little interest in how to tell a good analysis from a bad one


Richard Rorty (Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature [1980], 4.1)

Book Reference

Rorty,Richard: 'Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature' [Blackwell 1980], p.172