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analytic philosophy - The term analytic philosophy, Relation to continental philosophy, Formalism and natural languages, Formalism, Natural language

20th philosophical

The dominant tradition in 20th-c Anglo-American academic philosophy, often contrasted with French or German philosophical traditions such as phenomenology or existentialism. Much influenced by Frege, Russell, Moore, and Wittgenstein early in the 20th-c, it emphasized the importance of logical and linguistic analysis to solve or dissolve philosophical problems.

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