This paper looks at how different philosophers answer the questions dealing with human thought.
This paper looks at the school of analytic philosophy by examining the writings of different philosophers in order to show how they answered questions about human thought. The role of mathematics, language analysis and linguistic analysis in this school of philosophy are examined in detail. The author also looks at the identity theory, and how it is defined by the different philosophers.
“Linguistic analysis as a method of philosophy is as old as philosophy itself and was practiced by the Greek philosophy: Several of the dialogues of Plato, for example, examine the ways in which certain terms and concepts may be clarified using a form of analysis that Frege and Kripke would feel perfectly comfortable with. The 20th century revival of these concerns was influenced by the British empirical tradition of John Locke, George Berkeley, David Hume, and John Stuart Mill and by the writings of the German mathematician and philosopher Gottlob Frege (Munitz, 1971, p. 199). The precision of mathematics and links between mathematical concepts and idealized forms of linguistic expression are thus central to many of the arguments.”