PHI week 3 checkpoint

PHI week 3 checkpoint - that was analytic. Analytic...

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Pragmatism was the United States contribution to philosophy. The first pragmatists include: C.S. Pierce (1839-1914), William James (1842-1910), and John Dewey (1859-1952). Pragmatist believed that there is no such thing as fixed, absolute truth; but instead they held that truth is relative to a time and place and purpose (Moore-Bruder, 2008). Pierce and James founded a philosophy club from which pragmatism discussions began. Although Pierce is viewed as having the right historically to be named as the father of American Pragmatism, but it is James name that is associated with the term because he pushed pragmatism more forcefully. James was also a more entertaining writer to his readers. Analytical philosophy is the analyzing of philosophy. Analytical philosophy became an American movement because so many universities began having a philosophy department
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Unformatted text preview: that was analytic. Analytic philosophy goes back to English philosophers Bertrand Russell and G. E. Moore of the early 20 th century. These two philosophers separated themselves from absolute idealism. Today analytical philosophy still conquers the academic world in the united states like it has since the early 20 th century. The ideas that make pragmatism and analytic philosophy different than that of which the Europeans of the same period were thinking is the fact that they were more logically thinking and philosophizing versus linguistic analysis, because many analytic philosophers believe that a philosophy of language is more important than epistemology or metaphysics. (Moore & Bruder, 2008) References Moore, B. N., & Bruder, K. (2008). Philosophy: The power of ideas (7th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. retrieved March 19, 2011...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course PHI 105 taught by Professor Taylor during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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PHI week 3 checkpoint - that was analytic. Analytic...

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