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V—Where is Philosophy at the Start of the Twenty-First Century?

Graham Priest
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0066-7372.2003.00065.x 85-99 First published online: 1 June 2003


This paper sketches an analysis of the development of 20th-century philosophy. Starting with the foundational work of Frege and Husserl, the paper traces two parallel strands of philosophy developing from their work. It diagnoses three phases of development: the optimistic phase, the pessimistic phase, and finally the phase of fragmentation. The paper ends with some speculations as to where philosophy will go this century.

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