Unformatted text preview: analysis, whereas 19 th and 20 th century European philosophy, called continental philosophy and found in such countries as Germany and France, generally rejects scientific methods, preferring to view thought in the context of such factors as space, time, history, culture and language. Continental philosophers place importance on theory as well as practice, often viewing their philosophy in terms of individual, moral, or political transformation. 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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- Spring '10
- Psychology, Analytic philosophy, pragmatism John Dewey