Anaylitic Philosophy

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MutatedFunges
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Anaylitic Philosophy

Post by MutatedFunges » April 22nd, 2018, 7:50 pm

I don't have a lot of experience with analytic philosophy, but from the little I do have, it appears tautological. For example, Frege, who was trying to isolate the psychological component from the logical in languages, looks like it heavily relies on conclusions already found within Kant's work.

I guess I am asking are there creative arguments that appear in analytic philosophy alone without it being simply a translation of older philosophy into mathematical terms?

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Re: Anaylitic Philosophy

Post by Namelesss » April 24th, 2018, 10:22 pm

MutatedFunges wrote:
April 22nd, 2018, 7:50 pm
I don't have a lot of experience with analytic philosophy, but from the little I do have, it appears tautological. For example, Frege, who was trying to isolate the psychological component from the logical in languages, looks like it heavily relies on conclusions already found within Kant's work.

I guess I am asking are there creative arguments that appear in analytic philosophy alone without it being simply a translation of older philosophy into mathematical terms?
My experience is that all 'philosophical thought' is 'analytical'/critical!
Are you referring to the masturbatory Rubic's Cube of 'formal logic'?

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