What is Anglophone philosophy? The question is simple enough, but I do now know if there is consensus on the answer. Three possible answers come to mind:
- Philosophy produced in an English-speaking community.
- Philosophy produced in English.
- Philosophy that is primarily of interest to English-speaking philosophers.
do not know what has been written on this subject, though the question
was raised for me recently when I read (and responded to) Brian
Leiter's "The Most Cited Books in Post-WWII Angolphone Philosophy."
In what follows, I consider Leiter's account of Anglophone
philosophy, because his is the only treatment I've come across. While
Leiter may not be the foremost authority on this issue, I do not know
Number 4 on Leiter's list is Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
, which was not written in English, but which was first published in English translation, thanks to G. E. M. Anscombe. Of course, Wittgenstein was a pivotal figure at Oxford. Yet, I presume that ... (read more