Analytical philosophy

Marina Sbisà
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The analysis of concepts has always been an important part of the work of philosophers. We find brilliant samples of this in Plato and Aristotle, or in Medieval philosophy (e.g. in the modists), or in modern philosophy (Descartes, Hobbes, the British empiricists, to name a few). But the analytical activity was not explicitly theorized as central to philosophy until the rise of the trend in contemporary philosophy, called analytical philosophy.

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