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Reactions to German Idealism, especially those of the neo-Kantians, logical positivists and Bertrand Russell, were also instrumental in the founding of analytic philosophy, which today reveals and benefits from an increasingly sophisticated appreciation of the European philosophical tradition.

what does the bold part of the sentence exactly mean?

  • Did you bother to look it up? :) – Lambie Mar 25 at 15:42
  • You mean the following sentence or even better just this sentence. Talking about all these "below" things seems like some weird affectation. I cannot help but wonder just how "below" they even are; my guess is that aren't all that very "below". See why those don't work? – tchrist Mar 25 at 17:32
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In that context appreciate means to:

understand (a situation) fully; grasp the full implications of

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