Linguistic idealism is a phrase used by the philosopher Andrew Chrucky to characterize an interpretation of Wilfrid Sellars' "Myth of the Given" -- notably by Richard Rorty and his students -- claiming that we are "trapped" in language. Wilfrid Stalker Sellars (May 20, 1912 - July 2, 1989) was an American philosopher. ... Richard McKay Rorty (born October 4, 1931 in New York City) is an American philosopher. ...
Although no specific doctrines or tenets are accepted by the movement as a whole, analytic and linguistic philosophers mostly agree that the proper activity of philosophy is clarifying language, or, as some prefer, clarifying concepts.
Linguistic analysis as a method of philosophy is as old as the Greeks.
In their opposition to idealism and in their commitment to the view that careful attention to language is crucial in philosophical inquiry, they set the mood and style of philosophizing for much of the 20th-century English-speaking world.
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