PHI 105 Week 3 CheckPoint Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy

PHI 105 Week 3 CheckPoint Pragmatism and Analytic...

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CheckPoint: Pragmatism and Analytic Philosophy Pragmatism and analytic philosophies were both developed by philosophers that either formed these ideas of learned them in America. This alone makes these philosophies uniquely American philosophical movements. American pragmatism or pragmatism is what is considered to be what the U.S. contributed to philosophy. There were three particular pragmatist thinkers that were considered as key or the best. They include C.S. Pierce (1839-1914), William James (1842-1910) and John Dewey (1859- 1952). The thing that makes pragmatism very unique when joining the term with these specific philosophers is that these men rejected the European philosophical idea that reality can be permanent, supreme, and/or correct. “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). Each of these philosophers had their own reason and logical
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Unformatted text preview: ideas for thinking what they believed in. Analytic philosophy focuses on using the analysis of complicated thoughts and ideals in order to show a much easier explanation; therefore simpler to consider and understand. There is an undisclosed amount of early philosophers that published in and taught analytical philosophy. This method has been used as a dominant approach in philosophy for over one hundred years. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was a philosopher that believed in idealism and metaphysical ideas. Russell was a philosopher that started thinking about mathematics and the process of solving things. He thought that absolute idealist philosophies faltered when they tried to explain mathematics. This made his work very important in English speaking countries and a touchstone in American philosophical movements. Moore, B.N., Bruder, K. (2008). Philosophy: The power of ideas (7 th Ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education....
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