In this blog-post on a criticism of Nagels book Mind & Cosmos the author makes the assertion:
This is no surprise because analytical philosophy was founded in the act of rejecting PSR. Our forefathers’ attempt to balance between common sense and the truths of science meant -- as science and the PSR parted ways -- the willing submission to brute, ultimate facts.
Is this a useful characterisation of the Anglo-Analytical tradition? Presumably, this founding act is one discerned after the fact, and not a necessarily conscious one. Or is there a single person to whom this founding act can be attributed to?