Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces some of the key ideas of the founders of analytic philosophy—Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Susan Stebbing around the turn of the 20th century—by exploring certain fundamental philosophical questions and showing how those ideas can be used in offering answers. Considering the work of Susan Stebbing, it also explores the application of analytic philosophy to critical thinking, and emphasizes the conceptual creativity that lies at the heart of fruitful analysis. Throughout, this VSI illustrates why clarity of thinking, precision of expression, and rigour of argumentation are rightly seen as virtues of analytic philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages130
ISBN (Print)9780198778028
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameVery Short Introductions

Bibliographical note

Michael Beaney, Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: OUP, 2017. pp. xvii + 130. ISBN: 978-0-1987-7802-8).


  • analytic philosophy
  • Frege
  • Russell
  • Moore
  • Wittgenstein
  • Stebbing
  • history of analytic philosophy


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