What do Russian philosophers think? Results from a philpapers-type survey

A Brief Digression

In the anglophone world, a distinction is typically made between ‘analytic’ and ‘continental’ philosophy. It’s often made fun of, and its boundaries are porous in many places, but roughly analytic philosophy dates from roughly (not a typo — it’s very rough) turn of the 20th century work by people like Frege and Russell and Moore. The standard story is that they rebelled against by turns Kantian (Frege’s work on philosophy of mathematics) and Hegel (Russell and Moore’s realist response to the British idealists). Typical of the analytic style is — so the stereotype goes — a certain formality, concern with language and especially formal language as a means of solving or dissolving philosophical puzzles. One might read the following:

Back to the Survey

A second part of the survey is less open-ended. It lets one choose one response out of 2–4, including ‘other’. Some of the questions here overlap with the philpapers survey, which lets us do some comparisons. In what follows, out of laziness, I will just quote the figures for the expert sample. If you know the Cyrillic alphabet, and maybe even if you don’t and are willing to guess, you can look at the tables beginning 98 yourself — the left hand side is typically the sample figures. Here are the questions and responses, with interpolations if things are unclear.

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Matthew McKeever

Matthew McKeever

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