Analytic philosophy underwent several internal micro-revolutions that divide its history into five phases.
For this reason analytic philosophy is reputed to have originated in a philosophical revolution on the grand scale—not merely in a revolt against British Idealism, but against traditional philosophy on the whole.
It originated around the turn of the twentieth century as G. Moore and Bertrand Russell broke away from what was then the dominant school in the British universities, Absolute Idealism.
Many would also include Gottlob Frege as a founder of analytic philosophy in the late 19th century, and this controversial issue is discussed in section 2c.
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