Analytic Philosophy for the perplexed
A Basic Introduction to Analytic Philosophy
The phrase “analytic philosophy” is ambiguous (it has multiple meanings, and it is not always clear which meaning is intended).
It is used variously to refer to: a tradition within late 19th century and 20th century philosophy; one or more of the philosophical doctrines held by philosophers within that tradition; and a method of doing philosophy used by philosophers within that tradition, as well as by philosophers outside that tradition.
Analytic philosophy is premised on the contention that the problems of philosophy are essentially problems of language; therefore the clarification of language implies the disappearance of philosophical problems.
This book offers a simplified version of the major debates in analytical philosophy.
Kizito Michael George lectures Philosophy, Gender and Human Rights in Makerere University Department of Philosophy and Development Studies.
He is the Programmes Manager of Makerere Centre for Applied Ethics.
He holds a BA and an Mphil.
He is currently writing his PhD on: Pro-Poor Empowerment and the Ethics of Poverty Policy Discourse.