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Schwartz on Features of Analytic Philosophy

Analytic philosophers have always struggled with themselves and each other, their tradition, its origins and ideas. No feature of analytic philosophy has gone unchallenged by other analytic philosophers.
Schwartz (2012) A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls, p.3

Kuhn and Positivists

Kuhn’s book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions was published as Volume II, No. 2 of the International Encyclopedia of Unified Science? This was a series of publications started by positivists. Many positivists and former members were on the editorial board. This irony reveals the extent to which they themselves were engaged in and sympathetic to overturning their own philosophical paradigm. Schwartz (2012) A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls, p.93