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Dustin Robison Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy University of Phoenix
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In the United States (US), analytic philosophy and pragmatism, sometimes known as American pragmatism, are uniquely American movements because they essentially went totally against the alternate theories of continental philosophy. “In general, pragmatists rejected the idea that there is such a thing as fixed, absolute truth. Instead, they held that truth is relative to a time and place and purpose and is thus ever changing in light of new data" (Moore & Bruder, 2008, p. 222). Analytic philosophy, developed from the beliefs of Bertrand Russell and G. E. Moore, “began to conceive of the analytic method as the method of philosophy in general, a method that promised to deliver the same apparently indisputable results in other areas of philosophy that it had in the philosophy of mathematics" (Moore & Bruder, 2008, p. 227). In my opinion, the ideas of pragmatism and analytic philosophy of
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Unformatted text preview: American movements greatly differed from the views of Europeans during the same period of time. European philosophy during that period of time was totally against scientific methods, and the ideas of pragmatism and analytic philosophy centered primarily on a scientific passage of analysis and argument. The continental philosophy theories framed philosophy as a moral and municipal alteration. Pragmatism and analytic philosophy used a method of cross-examining situations by scientifically measuring and methodically challenging the issue, while continental philosophy based philosophical arguments on historical significance. The historical and developmental aspect was the basis for continental philosophy. References Moore, B. N., & Bruder, K. (2008). Philosophy: The Power of Ideas (7th ed.). Boston: The McGraw-Hill Companies....
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