The Owl of Minerva: Is Analytic Philosophy Moribund?

  • Hans-Johann Glock
Part of the History of Analytic Philosophy book series (History of Analytic Philosophy)


By common though not universal consent, analytic philosophy is a little over one hundred years old. Its current state seems to be characterized by a combination of triumph and crisis. On the one hand, it is now the dominant force within Western philosophy (Searle, 1996, pp. 1–2; Preston, 2007, pp. 3, 7–8). It has prevailed for several decades in the English-speaking world. And due to brute institutional facts, especially the numerical strength of American philosophers and philosophical publications (Rescher, 1993) compared to philosophers and publications elsewhere, this amounts to a sociological predominance within Western philosophy. But analytic philosophy is also in the ascendancy in Germanophone countries; and it has made significant inroads even in places once regarded as hostile, such as France.


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