A philosophical movement is either the appearance or increased popularity of a specific school of philosophy, or a fairly broad but identifiable sea-change in philosophical thought on a particular subject. Major philosophical movements are often characterized with reference to the nation, language, or historical era in which they arose.
Talk of a philosophical movement can often function as a shorthand for talk of the views of a great number of different philosophers (and others associated with philosophy, such as historians, artists, scientists and political figures). On the other hand, most philosophical movements in history consisted in a great number of individual thinkers who disagreed in various ways; it is often inaccurate and something of a caricature to treat any movement as consisting in followers of uniform opinion. More often the defining ideas of any philosophical movement are templates on which individual thinkers develop their own particular ideas.
Like specific doctrines and theories, movements are often given names with "ism" suffixes. What makes a movement identifiable and interesting as distinct from a specific theory is simply that a movement consists in a large flourishing of intellectual work on one or more ideas, in a fairly specifiable time and place. Following is short list of major philosophical movements, in rough chronological order:
Ancient philosophical movements
Medieval philosophical movements
Modern philosophical movements
Contemporary philosophical movements
The Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Romanticism are broader cultural "movements" that happened to be characterized by fairly distinctive philosophical concerns.
Movements in Eastern and African philosophies
See Eastern philosophy for a list of Asian philosophical movements. See African philosophy for a list of African philosophical movements.
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SF Weekly (blog)
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:26:15 -0700
Rather, Burning Man culture has left the temporary building: It has crossed the desert and outgrown San Francisco. If you want know whether Burning Man is a major philosophical movement that will change the world or a boutique system for throwing art ...
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:02:50 -0700
Modernism, Wikipedia tells us in the first four words of its description on Wikipedia, is a "philosophical movement"; postmodernism, per Wikipedia's first four words on the topic, is a "late-20th-century movement." Of course, when we say "movement ...
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:48:45 -0700
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Al Jazeera America
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:18:11 -0700
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:37:57 -0700
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The American Conservative
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:31:06 -0700
Robert, this belief is the central belief of the philosophical movement called “positivism.” It has been thoroughly refuted, but it was enormously influential from the early 19th through the latter 20th centuries. The people who espoused it were wrong ...
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