Fall 2011

The Later Wittgenstein

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-463

Formerly listed as: PHIL-63

Faculty

Alexander George (Section 01)

Description

In 1933, shortly after he returned to philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein began to dictate to his students at Cambridge a series of notes on his revolutionary new ideas “so that they might have something to carry home with them, in their hands if not in their brains.”  They were never published during his lifetime but were circulated privately, eventually becoming known as The Blue Book.  This course will primarily be a slow reading and discussion of this seminal and suggestive work.

Requisite: Two courses in philosophy or consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor A. George.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given first to seniors, then to juniors, etc.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Fall 2011