Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy

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CheckPoint: Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy Pragmatism is an American theoretical movement that was developed by Charles Sanders Peirce in the 1870’s. Pragmatism argues that the truth and meaning of an idea is directly related to its practical outcome. Pragmatism and analytic philosophy are uniquely American movements because they are drastically different from the philosophy that is found in Europe during that same period. Pragmatism and analytic philosophy are based on a scientific approach to argument and analysis, whereas 19 th and 20 th century European philosophy, that is otherwise called continental philosophy and found in countries such as, Germany and France, that generally rejects scientific methods, that prefers to view thought in the context of such factors as culture,
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Unformatted text preview: space, language, time, and history. Continental philosophers place importance on theory as well as practice, often viewing their philosophy in terms of individual, moral, and political transformation. Therefore, pragmatism and analytic philosophy tend to take scientific approaches by thoroughly breaking down a problem and methodically questioning it in a step- by- step process, while continental philosophy tends to place historical importance on philosophical argument, holding that philosophical thought must be viewed within its historical and cultural context, and uses both theory and practice in its views....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course PHI PHI105 taught by Professor Richardpowell during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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