Some common notions about analytic philosophy – that it is uniformly anti-metaphysical or indifferent to the history of philosophy – are clearly misconceived. However the impression that analytic philosophers are essentially linguistic philosophers is not entirely false and hence less easy to refute, writes Pierre Wagner.
is a member of the faculty of the Philosophy Department, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and of the IHPST (Institut d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques), France. His research interests include logic and its history, philosophy of science and its history, Carnap’s philosophy, and the history of logical empiricism. He is the author of La machine en logique (1998) and La Logique (2007), and the editor of several volumes, including Carnap’s Logical Syntax of Language (2009).