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1 - 3 / 3 2010-01-10Jason Streitfeld
University of SzczecinWhat 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.
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 who is.
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)
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