Supplement to Analysis

Annotated Bibliography on Analysis

This bibliography is intended as a reference guide to the key works that deal, in whole or in part, with analysis and related topics such as analyticity and definition. Cross-references are by name(s) of author(s) or editor(s) and either year of publication or abbreviation as indicated immediately after their name(s). Notes in square brackets at the end of an entry indicate the relevant part(s) of the work and/or its significance to the topic of analysis. Key passages can be found quoted in the supplementary document on Definitions and Descriptions of Analysis, linked from the relevant entry and note by means of ‘{Quotation(s)}’. In some cases where there is material available online, an internet address is also given after the entry.

The bibliography is divided into sections which correspond to the sections of the main entry on Analysis. Where works include important material under more than one heading, they are cited under each heading; but duplication has been kept to a minimum. Cross-references to other (sub)sections are provided in curly brackets. The first section of the bibliography is contained in the present supplement; the remaining sections can be found in additional supplements, linked from both the list that follows and the corresponding sections of the entry.

1. General: Reference and Key Works

1.1 Reference Works

  • Audi, Robert, (ed.), 1999, The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 2nd ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 1st ed. 1995 {Quotation}
  • Baldwin, James Mark, 1925, (ed.), Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology, London: Macmillan, 3 vols. [entries on analysis {Quotation}, analysis (in logic), analysis (linguistic), analysis (method of, in education), analysis (psychical or mental), analysis (psychological), analytic (transcendental), analytic and synthetic judgment, analytic method]
  • Blackburn, Simon, 1996, The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press; 1st publ. 1994 [entry under ‘analysis’ {Quotation}]
  • Craig, Edward, (ed.), 1998, The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, London: Routledge [entries under ‘analysis, philosophical issues in’ [mathematical analysis], ‘analytical philosophy’, ‘analyticity’ and ‘conceptual analysis’ {Quotations}]
  • Hügli, Anton and Lübcke, Poul, (eds.), 1991, Philosophielexikon, Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt [entry under ‘Analyse’ {Quotation}]
  • Ritter, Joachim, (ed.), 1971, Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie, Basel: Schwabe & Co. [includes entry on ‘Analyse/Synthese’ by L. Oeing-Hanhoff {§2.1, §3.1, §4.1}, and other entries on ‘Analyse’ and ‘Analytisch/synthetisch’]
  • Runes, Dagobert D., (ed.), 1942, Dictionary of Philosophy, New York: Philosophical Library [entries on explication cited by Carnap 1950b, 3 {§6.7}]
  • Sykes, J.B., (ed.), 1976, The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 6th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press {Quotation}

1.2 Key Works (Monographs and Collections)

  • Ayer, A.J., 1971, Russell and Moore: The Analytical Heritage, London: Macmillan [ch. 9: ‘The Fruits of Analysis’] {§6.1}
  • Beaney, Michael, (ed.), 2007, The Analytic Turn: Analysis in Early Analytic Philosophy and Phenomenology, London: Routledge [includes Beaney 2007b {§5.8, §6.1}, Reck 2007 {§6.2}, Levine 2007 {§6.2, §6.3}, Griffin 2007 {§6.3}, Hylton 2007 {§6.3}, Linsky 2007 {§6.3}, Hacker 2007 {§6.5}, Hanna 2007 {§4.5, §6.5}, Phillips 2007 {§6.5}, Baldwin 2007 {§6.7}, Beaney 2007c {§5.8, §6.1}, Lapointe 2007 {§5.3}, Moran 2007 {§5.8}, Haaparanta 2007 {§5.8}, Thomasson 2007 {§5.8}] {§5.1, §6.1}
  • Blanshard, Brand, 1962, Reason and Analysis, London: George Allen and Unwin [ch. 3: ‘The Rise of Positivism’; ch. 4: ‘Logical Atomism’; ch. 5: ‘The Theory of Meaning’; ch. 6: ‘Analysis and A Priori Knowledge’; chs. 7-8: linguistic philosophy] {§6.1}
  • Byrne, Patrick H., 1997, Analysis and Science in Aristotle, Albany: State University of New York Press [ch. 1: senses of ‘analysis’; chs. 2-3: analysis of syllogisms; chs. 4-8: analysis and science] {§2.4}
  • Coffa, J. Alberto, 1991, The Semantic Tradition from Kant to Carnap, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [Part I: semantic tradition from Kant to the early Wittgenstein; Part II: logical empiricism] {§6.1}
  • Cohen, L. Jonathan, 1986, The Dialogue of Reason: An Analysis of Analytical Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press [chs. 1-2] {§6.9}
  • Collingwood, R.G., 1933, An Essay on Philosophical Method, Oxford: Oxford University Press; rev. ed. 2005, ed. James Connelly and Giuseppina D’Oro [§3: Socratic method and Meno’s paradox {Quotation}] {§5.6}
  • Ducasse, Curt J., 1941, Philosophy as a Science, Oskar Piest [ch. 3: Collingwood {§5.6}; ch. 5: Russell {§6.3}; ch. 7: Carnap {§6.7}]
  • Dummett, Michael, 1991a, Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics, London: Duckworth [chs. 3-4, 9-16] {§6.2}
  • Engfer, Hans-Jürgen, 1982, Philosophie als Analysis, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog [ch. 1: analysis and synthesis in the German Enlightenment and Kant; ch. 2: forms of analysis and synthesis; ch. 3: Descartes; ch. 4: Leibniz; ch. 5: Wolff] {§4.1}
  • Gaukroger, Stephen, 1989, Cartesian Logic, Oxford: Oxford University Press [esp. ch. 3: ‘Discovery and Proof’] {§4.2}
  • Gentzler, Jyl, (ed.), 1998, Method in Ancient Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press [includes papers on Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, mathematics and medicine] {§2.1}
  • Gilbert, Neal W., 1960, Renaissance Concepts of Method, New York: Columbia University Press [5, 25, 27, 81-2, 140-1, 190, 196; analysis as decomposition: 17, 22, 80; geometrical analysis: 31-5; ch. 5: Ramus’ single method; 200-8, 218-9: Digby’s and others’ double method] {§3.2}
  • Hacker, P.M.S., 1996, Wittgenstein’s Place in Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy, Oxford: Blackwell [esp. 3-16, 35-8, 42-4, 72-5, 103-17, 159-61, 274n.3, 275n.4] {§6.1, §6.5}
  • Hintikka, Jaakko and Remes, Unto, 1974, The Method of Analysis, Dordrecht: D. Reidel [ancient Greek geometrical analysis, and its influence] {§2.2}
  • Hylton, Peter, 2005, Propositions, Functions, Analysis: Selected Essays on Russell’s Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press {§6.3}
  • Jackson, Frank, 1998, From Metaphysics to Ethics: A Defence of Conceptual Analysis, Oxford: Oxford University Press [chs. 2-3] {§6.9}
  • Otte, Michael and Panza, Marco, (eds.), 1997, Analysis and Synthesis in Mathematics, Dordrecht: Kluwer [includes Israel 1997 {§4.2}, Mäenpää 1997 {§2.2}, Pasini 1997 {§4.4}]
  • Proust, Joelle, 1986, Questions de forme, Paris: Fayard, tr. as Questions of Form: Logic and the Analytic Proposition from Kant to Carnap by A.A. Brenner, University of Minnesota Press, 1989 [I: Kant {§4.5}; II: Bolzano {§5.3}; III: Frege {§6.2}; IV: Carnap {§6.7}]
  • Rorty, Richard, (ed.), 1967, The Linguistic Turn, Chicago: University of Chicago Press [includes papers on analytic methodology] {§6.1}
  • Rosen, Stanley, 1980, The Limits of Analysis, New York: Basic Books, repr. Indiana: St. Augustine’s Press, 2000 [critique of analytic philosophy from a ‘continental’ perspective {Quotations}] {§5.8, §6.1}
  • Sayre, Kenneth M., 1969, Plato’s Analytic Method, Chicago: University of Chicago Press [ch. 1: ‘The Method of Hypothesis: Phaedo 100A-101D’; ch. 2: ‘The Theaetetus’; ch. 3: ‘The Sophist’; ch. 4: ‘On Collection and Division’] {§2.3}
  • Soames, Scott, 2003, Philosophical Analysis in the Twentieth Century, Volume 1: The Dawn of Analysis, Volume 2: The Age of Meaning, New Jersey: Princeton University Press [Vol. 1: Part 1: Moore; Part 2: Russell; Part 3: Wittgenstein’s Tractatus; Part 4: logical positivism; Part 5: Quine; Vol. 2: Part 1: Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations; Part 2: Ryle, Strawson, Hare; Part 3: Malcolm, Austin; Part 4: Grice; Part 5: Quine; Part 6: Davidson; Part 7: Kripke] {§6.1}
  • Strawson, P.F., 1992, Analysis and Metaphysics: An Introduction to Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press [ch. 1: ‘Analytical Philosophy: Two Analogies’; ch. 2: ‘Reduction or Connection? Basic Concepts’ – ‘connective’ to displace ‘reductive’ analysis] {§6.9}
  • Urmson, J.O., 1956, Philosophical Analysis: Its Development between the Two World Wars, Oxford: Oxford University Press [the Cambridge School of Analysis] {§6.6}
  • Wisdom, John, 1931, Interpretation and Analysis in Relation to Bentham’s Theory of Definition, London: Kegan Paul [distinction between interpretation and analysis; fictitious entities, Bentham’s paraphrasis and Russellian logical construction] {§6.6}

1.3 First (2003) Version of this Entry

  • Beaney, Michael, 2006, ‘Appreciating the Varieties of Analysis: a Reply to Ongley’, The Bertrand Russell Society Quarterly 128-9 (Double Issue, Nov. 2005/Feb. 2006), 42-9 [reply to Ongley 2005]
  • Ongley, John, 2005, ‘What is Analysis?’, The Bertrand Russell Society Quarterly 127 (Aug. 2005), 33-52 [review of the first (2003) version of this Stanford Ency. entry on analysis]

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