The Problem of Analytic Philosophy*

Joseph Agassi*, Ian C. Jarvie

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Dainton and Robinson’s Companion traces lines of descent of analytic philosophy from ancestors. They characterize analytic philosophy as a movement, a tradition, a style, and a commitment to the values of clarity and rigor. Critics of the ancestral movements and of analytic philosophy as such are conspicuous by their absence. The sociology of the spread of analytic philosophy is ventured, updating the original effort by Gellner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-433
Number of pages21
JournalPhilosophy of the Social Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2019


  • Gellner
  • Russell
  • Wittgenstein
  • analytic philosophy
  • language philosophy
  • sociology of philosophy


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