Fall 2009

Origins of Analytic Philosophy: Frege, Russell, and the Early Wittgenstein

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-40

Faculty

Alexander George (Section 01)

Description

Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein are towering figures in the history of analytic philosophy.  We shall examine their work, paying special attention to the following themes and their interconnections: language and the nature of meaning, the limits of sense and rationality, and the search for a philosophical method.

Requisite: One course in philosophy. Fall semester. Professor George.

Offerings

2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Spring 2013