THUNK – 44. Thinking Clearly & the Origins of Analytic Philosophy

NOTE: I fumble a few definitions & facts in this video (perhaps appropriately) – please be sure to check out some of the links below for a better understanding than I can provide here!

Statements can be true, false, or nonsensical. Analytic philosophy was developed to figure out how to tell the difference, and the current tradition of analytic philosophy strives to make thinking as clear & precise as possible so it’s not hard to do so.

-Links for the Curious-

Reddit commentary (be sure to read MaceWumpus’s fantastic critique!) –

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” –

Frege’s “Method for the Notation of Thought” –

An introduction to modern symbolic logic –

An interview with famous English philosopher A.J. Ayer on Frege and Russell –

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