Western Culture

Western Culture

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Contemporary philosophy

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History of
Western philosophy

Part of "School of Athens" by Raphael (Raffaelo Sanzio, 1483-1520)

Western philosophy

By era ­Pre-Socratic·

By century ­16th·

See also

Religious philosophy ­Christian·

Eastern philosophy ­Babylonian·

­Western culture·
­Western world


Contemporary philosophy is the present period in the history of Western philosophy beginning at the end of the 19th century with the professionalization of the discipline and the rise of analytic and continental philosophy.

The phrase "contemporary philosophy" is a piece of technical terminology in philosophy that refers to a specific period in the history of Western philosophy. However, the phrase is often confused with modern philosophy (which refers to an earlier period in Western philosophy), postmodern philosophy (which refers to continental philosophers' criticisms of modern philosophy), and with a non-technical use of the phrase referring to any recent philosophic work.

[hide] 1 The professionalization of philosophy 1.1 The process of professionalization
1.2 Professional philosophy today

2 The analytic–continental divide 2.1 The beginning of the divide
2.2 Analytic philosophy
2.3 Continental philosophy

3 See also
4 Footnotes and references
5 Further reading
6 External links

The professionalization of philosophy[edit]

“ ...the day of the philosopher as isolated thinker--the talented amateur with an idiosyncratic message--is effectively gone. ”

—Nicholas Rescher, "American Philosophy Today," 'Review of Metaphysics' 46 (4)

The process of professionalization[edit]...

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