This essay focuses on Conceptions of Analysis. Over the last few years, within analytic philosophy as a whole, there has developed a wider concern with methodological questions, partly as a result of the increasing interest in the foundations – both historical and philosophical.
Analytic Memo Assignment Please use the attached student eating focus group data for this assignment. This assignment takes the form of an 800-1200 word memo. The goals of this assignment are to 1) reflect on your analytic process thus far, 2) describe emerging themes from your data, and 3) raise questions that still need to be answer. In a larger qualitative study, a memo like this would be an early analytic product that would help fuel the next stage of analysis.
Questions that you should consider for each of these sections are as follows. Analytic processes: • What process did you use to code and organize the data? (data management) • What are the advantages and disadvantages of coding.
Over the last few years, within analytic philosophy as a whole, there has developed a wider
concern with methodological questions, partly as a result of the increasing interest in the
foundations – both historical and philosophical – of analytic philosophy, and partly due to
the resurgence of metaphysics in reaction to the positivism that dominated major strands
in the early analytic movement. In this paper I elucidate the key conceptions of analysis
that arose during the formative years of analytic philosophy, focusing, in particular, on the
debate over the nature of analysis in the early 1930s.
within what was called at the time
the ‘Cambridge School of Analysis’, and the development of Carnap’s conception(s) of
logical analysis during his critical phase when he was a central figure in the Vienna Circle.
In the final section, with this in mind, I revisit the origins of analytic philosophy in the work
of Frege, and show how the distinctions I draw can be use in diagnosing some of the
tensions that are present in Frege’s thought and which have give rise to controversy in
the interpretation of Frege.