CheckPoint- Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy

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CheckPoint: Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy CheckPoint: Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy PHI/105 Hannah Jackson 1
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CheckPoint: Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy What makes pragmatism and analytic philosophy uniquely American, is that they were developed by philosophers that were either from or teaching in America. The three biggest pragmatic thinkers were C.S. Pierce (1839-1914), William James (1842-1910) and John Dewey (1859-1952). James and Pierce created pragmatism based on conversations they had at a philosophy club in Cambridge Massachusetts during the 1870’s. The ultimately unique part of pragmatism is that the thinkers rejected the European philosophical ideas. 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
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Unformatted text preview: p.222) The objective of analytical philosophy is to use the analysis of a complicated idea to explain the information in a much less complex way that is easier to consider and understand. It also emphasizes on the study of the way language is expressed. Many of the early famous philosophers taught and published in analytical philosophy. The theory known as logicism is within the analytic philosophy. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) studied in mathematics and had taken an interest in philosophy. Because absolute idealist philosophies were faulty in their explanations of mathematics is made his work as well as that of his associates very important in English speaking countries and in the American philosophical movements. 2 CheckPoint: Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy Reference: Moore, B.N., Bruder, K. (2008). Philosophy: The power of ideas (7 th Ed.) Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education 3...
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