The Historical Turn in Analytic Philosophy

  • Erich H. Reck

Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Analytic Philosophy and Philosophical History

  3. Case Studies

  4. Broader Themes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Jeremy Heis
      Pages 113-138
    3. Thomas Baldwin
      Pages 201-227
  5. Methodological Reflections

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 349-357

About this book


During the last 25 years, a large number of publications on the history of analytic philosophy have appeared, significantly more than in the preceding period. As most of these works are by analytically trained authors, it is tempting to speak of a 'historical turn' in analytic philosophy. The present volume constitutes both a contribution to this body of work and a reflection on what is, or might be, achieved in it. The twelve new essays, by an international group of contributors, range from case studies on individual philosophers (Russell, Carnap, Quine, and Ryle) through discussions of broader themes in the history of analytic philosophy (in logic and philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, philosophy of mind and psychology) to related methodological reflections (on the relationship between doing analytic philosophy and studying the history of philosophy, on various forms of philosophical history, and on their respective benefits).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Erich H. Reck
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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