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A History of Philosophy in America1720-2000$
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Bruce Kuklick

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199260164

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199260168.001.0001

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Harvard and Oxford, 1946–1975

Harvard and Oxford, 1946–1975

(p.243) 13 Harvard and Oxford, 1946–1975
A History of Philosophy in America

Bruce Kuklick (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

From the end of World War II until the 1970s, professional philosophy was dominated by a form of speculation called ‘analytic philosophy’. This school of thought brought together the philosophical analysis dominant in England and certain aspects of the pragmatism institutionalized at Harvard. Harvard and Oxford University became the dominant, interacting centres of English‐speaking philosophy, and a unique form of analytic philosophy, pragmatic analysis, evolved at Harvard, focusing on the work of Nelson Goodman and Willard Quine.

Keywords:   analytic philosophy, Nelson Goodman, Harvard, Oxford philosophy, Oxford University, philosophical analysis, pragmatic analysis, professional philosophy, Willard Quine

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