The never-ending death of analytic philosophy

The death of analytic philosophy has been announced many times. Talk of ‘postanalytic philosophy’ has started up, then fizzled out again, repeatedly for more than three decades. And yet analytic philosophy somehow seems to continue to be with us as the dominant force in academic philosophy.

It might be thought that analytic philosophers have experienced a healthy (and mild) identity crisis. They have come to see that they have much in common with other approaches, so are less inclined to insist on their own identity. On the other hand, so the thought…