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Innovations in the History of Analytical Philosophy

  • Sandra Lapointe
  • Christopher Pincock
  • Collates the work of a range of well established and more junior scholars to offer fresh perspectives on one of the dominant philosophical traditions

  • Questions some of the standard narratives of analytical philosophy’s past to expand understanding of the discipline

  • Seeks to extend the scope of the history of analytical philosophy to include contemporary topics such as philosophical study of language, mind and metaphysics


Part of the Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy book series (PIIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sandra Lapointe, Christopher Pincock
    Pages 1-23
  3. Aspects of Analytic Philosophy

  4. Logic and Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
  5. Ontology and Mind

  6. Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Jeremy Heis
      Pages 301-332
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 359-365

About this book


This book offers new perspectives on the history of analytical philosophy, surveying recent scholarship on the philosophical study of mind, language, logic and reality over the course of the last 200 years. Each chapter contributes to a broader engagement with a wider range of figures, topics and disciplines outside of philosophy than has been traditionally associated with the history of analytical philosophy. The book acquaints readers with new aspects of analytical philosophy’s revolutionary past while engaging in a much needed methodological reflection. It questions the meaning associated with talk of 'analytic' philosophy and offers new perspective on its development. It offers original studies on a range of topics – including in the philosophy of language and mind, logic, metaphysics and the philosophy of mathematics – and figures whose relevance, when they is not already established as in the case of Russell, Moore and Wittgenstein, are just now beginning to become the topic of mainstream literature: Franz Brentano, William James, Susan Langer as well as the German and British logicians of the nineteenth century. 


analytic philosophy analytical philosophy history history of literature history of philosophy philosophy historical models philosophy methodological pluralism conceptual relativism natural-language semantics Logical empiricism Wittgenstein's Tractatus Axiom of Choice logic

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandra Lapointe
    • 1
  • Christopher Pincock
    • 2
  1. 1.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

About the editors

Sandra Lapointe is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McMaster University, Canada. A Commonwealth Alumna and a Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation, she has published dozens of books and a number of articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in the history of nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy of logic, language and mind. She is a Founding Associate Editor of the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy and the founding President of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy.

Christopher Pincock is Professor of Philosophy at the Ohio State University, USA. His research interests include the history of analytic philosophy, the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mathematics. He is the author of Mathematics and Scientific Representation (2012) and a co-editor of Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues (2013).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovations in the History of Analytical Philosophy
  • Editors Sandra Lapointe
    Christopher Pincock
  • Series Title Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-40807-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-68113-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-40808-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 365
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Analytic Philosophy
    History of Philosophy
    Philosophical Traditions
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