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(2013) The historical turn in analytic philosophy, Dordrecht, Springer.

The owl of Minerva

is analytic philosophy moribund?

Hans-Johann Glock

pp. 326-347

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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DOI: 10.1007/978-1-137-30487-2_13

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Glock, H.-J. (2013)., The owl of Minerva: is analytic philosophy moribund?, in E. Reck (ed.), The historical turn in analytic philosophy, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 326-347.

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