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Pragmatism can be considered American in that it originated in the U.S. in the late 1800’s, analytic philosophy on the other hand, is a term in that has been commonly used since the 1950s in English speaking countries like the U.K., Canada, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand to distinguish themselves from philosophical traditions common to continental Europe. That would make analytic philosophy not uniquely American but simply non continental, in fact continental philosophy is the term used to describe the traditions to which they are opposed. As for analytics, I would have to say that it is not uniquely American. Aristotle literally wrote the
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Unformatted text preview: book analytics, and the German, Kant created the analytic/synthetic dichotomy, which still has great sway in the minds of many living philosophers who consider Kant the greatest philosopher since Socrates. European philosophers tended to believe towards realism. They believed that what was being described by philosophy was an actual and external world. "Idealist" philosophy holds that our philosophical language describes only what we perceive, not necessarily what exist - it is useful as an explanation. European philosophy was more focused on (German) idealism, led by Kant and Hegel. Romanticism and the Enlightenment were important movements....
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