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See SEP's article on Rationalism vs. Empiricism. This is a centuries old dispute over whether philosophy should focus on evidence of the senses or on introspection and rational analysis. Empiricism was primarily carried by the anglophone world (the UK and its colonies and offshoots); rationalism held sway in European universities. Empiricism isn't well-...


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Because the Continental Tradition continued to be concerned with what art is and cultural issues, and the Analytic tradition largely switched to modelling philosophy after science and focusing on logic, sidelining culture and aesthetics. This is linked to a difference in perspective about what philosophy is for, and what constitutes an authoritative public ...


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There's probably no way to summarize this without drawing hate from both sides, but here you go: Analytic philosophy tends to approach meaning as something to be discovered, whereas Continental philosophy approaches it as something to be created (or co-created) by human beings and/or human society. From the Continental perspective, therefore, artistic ...


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