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Author: Dzhokhadze Igor

Dzhokhadze Igor

Head, Department of Contemporary Western Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Address: 12 Goncharnaya str., Bldg 1, 109240 Moscow, Russia.


“Analytic Philosophy Today: Identity Crisis” / Logos. 2018. № 6 (127). P. 224-243
Analytic Philosophy Today: Identity Crisis / Logos. 2016. № 5 (114). P. 1-18
annotation:  The state of contemporary analytic philosophy is somewhat paradoxical. On the one hand, it has demonstrated almost complete dominance in Anglo-Saxon countries and has gradually strengthened its impact on European thought at large. On the other hand, today more and more scholars are declaring the emergence of a crisis of “analytism” as a philosophical ideology. In the second half of the 20th century, analytic philosophy has turned into a kind of intellectual establishment, and, like all successful revolutionary movements, it has lost its vitality in virtue of its success. All of its basic principles and ideas formulated by logical empiricists were either rejected or radically revised by their successors. The philosophical movement that initially set out to achieve the “elimination of metaphysics through logical analysis of language” (Rudolf Carnap) later became even more metaphysically loaded than other intellectual schools or traditions.
There is no consensus among contemporary analysts concerning the tasks and methods of philosophy; the very focus on language (in the case of philosophy of mind, for instance) turned out to be optional. It can be argued that by the end of the 20th century, analytic philosophy ceased to exist as a distinct and self-sustained movement of thought. Rather, it presents itself as a conglomeration of multifarious philosophical doctrines and research programs united only on the basis of their more or less pronounced commitment to a particular style of thinking. Analysts’ pretensions to advance a worldwide transnational philosophy have failed too. In most countries of continental Europe, analytic philosophy is regarded now as specifically Anglo-American tradition.

Keywords:  analytic philosophy; metaphysics; linguistic reductionism; history of philosophy; identity crisis
Hilary Putnam and “American Exceptionalism” / Logos. 2016. № 1 (110). P. 179-186
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