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Introduction 1: How many things are there? 2: How can we speak of what does not exist? 3: Do you know what I mean? 4: Are there limits to what we can say and think? 5: How can we think more clearly? 6: So what is analytic philosophy? References Further Reading Glossary Index

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Michael Beaney is Professor of History of Analytic Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin, and Professor of Philosophy at King's College London. Educated at Oxford, where he did his doctorate, he has also taught at Birkbeck College London and the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, and York, as well as at the Open University. He has held Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships at the Universities of Erlangen-Nurnberg and Jena in Germany, and has been Visiting Professor at Peking University and Beijing Normal University in China. He is the author of Frege: Making Sense (1996) and Imagination and Creativity (2005); and editor of The Frege Reader (1997), Gottlob Frege: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers (with Erich Reck; 4 vols., 2005), The Analytic Turn (2007), and The Oxford Handbook of the History of Analytic Philosophy (2013). He is also editor of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy.


A concise, delightfully accessible, and intellectually stimulating introduction to philosophy in the analytic tradition, especially its formative phase. * Erich Reck, Professor, University of California at Riverside *
What a great 'thought-thinking trip'. Beaney gives us a concise, excellent introduction to analytic philosophy, one that takes on the vexed question of saying what analytic philosophy is, and delivers a fine, historically tethered, answer. * Professor Cheryl Misak, University of Toronto *

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