Spring 2022

Language, Method, and Nonsense: Origins of Analytic Philosophy

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-360

Formerly listed as: PHIL-40

Faculty

Alexander George (Section 01)

Description

Language and the nature of meaning, the search for a philosophical method, and the limits of logic and of what can be thought—these are the central topics that drove the pioneers of analytic philosophy. We shall explore these themes through classic readings by some of the major figures of the tradition: Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Rudolf Carnap, and W. V. Quine.

Requisite: One course in PHIL or consent of the instructor. Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Professor George.

If Overenrolled: Preference to majors, then by class and to those who attend first class.

Keywords

Attention to Writing

Offerings

2021-22: Offered in Spring 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Fall 2018