Origins of the Continental-Analytic Divide
Edmund Husserl (1859-1938)

To understand why academic philosophy in the dubiously titled “West” is divided between the so-called “Continental” and “Analytic” traditions, it is best to start with a rather esoteric debate concerning the origin of number. It is a strange history in which such a topic introduces a wedge that so bitterly divides a discipline, but one that is worth considering for both its philosophical and sociological significance. Continue reading “Origins of the Continental-Analytic Divide”