How do philosophical movements form? Never understood how something like logical empiricism becomes a "movement"?

Someone invents an "ism". Others start using it?

  • People met around a "teacher" : Moritz Schlick for Vienna Circle and Hans Reichenbach for The Berlin Society for Empirical (or Scientific) Philosophy. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Nov 30 '18 at 17:08
  • You must have seen how ideas go viral on the internet? Well, when it is a whole cluster of ideas, and they last, you get a movement. It helps when there is a charismatic figure in the middle, like James (pragmatism) or Husserl (phenomenology). For logical positivists that was Wittgenstein. Self-identifying tag helps too. Want to start one? For a more recent know-how (1990s) see transhumanism. – Conifold Dec 1 '18 at 5:52
  • @Conifold I have formulated views that could motivate movements. Particularly, because they are meant to expand/advance on previous thought models. – mavavilj Dec 1 '18 at 10:55

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