Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy

What is the distinction between ‘Analytic’ and ‘Continental’ philosophy anyway? Is there a legitimate distinction to be made at all? If so, what’s the best way to distinguish between the two schools: Along geographical lines? By the leading figures of each tradition? Methodological commitments? Topical interests? What are the historical roots (and development) of each school? What are the major topics currently under discussion in each school? What are the closest points of approach between Analytic and Continental philosophy? Is Analytic philosophy merely a way of doing philosophy? Or are there specific interests of Analytic philosophy that are not shared by those doing Continental philosophy?

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