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.