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Analytical Philosophy

Analytic philosophy seems to be the mainstream of philosophy in the 21st century.

Traditional philosophy is far away from this site, but analytical philosophy is different, and it has become a useful study for familiar social issues and business sites.

The content of this page is a summary of my understanding and hypotheses within the scope of what I have learned.

Commonalities and differences between analytic and traditional philosophies

Philosophy has a long history. There are various styles in it. As for analytic philosophy, it seems better to think of it as a fundamentally different position rather than as one of its schools.

Common point

Both analytic philosophy and traditional philosophy are the same in that they set questions such as "What is XX?" and try to answer them.

I will pay attention to what and how I thought about "what is XX" and what kind of results I got.


In traditional philosophy, we think long and hard until we arrive at what we think is the ultimate answer. I think about things like, "Who's saying the right thing?"

Traditional philosophy has the premise that the ultimate answer lies somewhere. It is similar to physics, which explores the ultimate form of matter in terms of molecules, atoms, and elementary particles.

On the other hand, analytic philosophy, which appears in the name "analysis", is centered on thinking about "what is XX" itself.

It's okay to arrive at what you think is the ultimate answer, but we don't necessarily focus on getting there. Therefore, if you think about it for a certain amount of time, you may achieve results up to that point.

Analytic philosophy has no premise that the ultimate answer is somewhere.

Uses of Analytic Philosophy

Analytic philosophy becomes a form of Concept Analysis and Systems Thinking . It is also a way of understanding the current situation.

When you're alone in analytical philosophical thinking, it's a way to organize your mind by asking yourself, "What am I thinking about?" and "Is there anything I don't understand?"

When thinking through dialogue with multiple people, it is a way to learn about various ways of thinking, notice things that you cannot do on your own, and organize your mind. It will be a tool to cherish diversity and bring Diversity to life.

As a way to actively use analogies

One way of cognition is Analogy , and analogy requires abstraction.

In analytic philosophy, abstraction is actively used, so it will be a reference when actively using analogies.

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