linguistic philosophy


noun

an approach to philosophical problems used especially by certain British and American philosophers, inspired by G. E. Moore, and marked by the elucidation of difficult and controversial concepts by resolving them into their elements.

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Origin of linguistic philosophy

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for linguistic philosophy

linguistic philosophy

noun

the approach to philosophy common in the mid 20th century that tends to see philosophical problems as arising from inappropriate theoretical use of language and therefore as being resolved by detailed attention to the common use of expressions
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