January 2015: Innovations in the History of Analytical Philosophy


We asked each of the participants to our January Workshop to tell us about themselves and what they believe to be the value of historical reflection for analytical philosophy. The collection of interviews is available here.

Innovations in the History of Analytical Philosophy

In the last twenty years the history of analytical philosophy has entered a new and exciting phase of development. One strand of these new approaches is a broad engagement with a wider range of figures, topics and disciplines outside of philosophy as it was traditionally conceived. Analytic philosophy began in the ground-breaking work of thinkers who questioned the nature of philosophy itself, and one of the tasks of the history of analytical philosophy is to acquaint philosophers with this revolutionary past. This not only allows a deeper understanding of how current problems arose, but also creates the potential to change what we value for the future of analytic philosophy.

Sandra Lapointe (McMaster University) and Chris Pincock (Ohio State University) are currently editing Innovations in the History of Analytical Philosophy (under contract, Palgrave’s Innovations Series) In this volume, they aim to present some of the most innovative work being done in this field by some of its most prominent junior scholars.

The book project is linked to a workshop that will take place at McMaster University, 9-11 January 2015. Those interested should consult the Call For Participation.