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

Full Idea

Analytical philosophy excels in the piecemeal analysis of causation, perception, knowledge and so on, but there is a striking poverty of any synoptic vision of these independent studies.


'Synoptic' means pulling the parts together into a whole

Gist of Idea

Analytical philosophy analyses separate concepts successfully, but lacks a synoptic vision of the results


Josť A. Benardete (Metaphysics: the logical approach [1989], Ch.22)

Book Reference

Benardete,Josť A.: 'Metaphysics: The Logical Approach' [OUP 1989], p.172