This unique collection looks at analytic philosophy in its historical context. Called into question are its self-image, its relationship with philosophical alternatives, its fruitfulness and even legitimacy in the general philosophical community. This volume is an undertaking by analytic philosophers to address the crisis formed by changing cultural and philosophical trends and movements. Interpreting the crisis by telling the “story” of analytic philosophy, the volume presents its raison d’ etre and the motivations, methods, and results of its eminent figures. Contributors include Hilary Putnam, Jaako Hintikka, and Peter Hylton.