Origins of Analytic Philosophy: Frege, Russell, and the Early Wittgenstein
Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-360
Formerly listed as: PHIL-40
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Alexander George (Section 01)
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. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor George.
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Spring 2013