Phil 335: 20th Century Analytic Philosophy

Fall 2012 — Prof. Kevin C. Klement

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1:25–2:15pm in 206 Bartlett

Bertrand Russell
(1872–1970)
A. J. Ayer
(1910–1989)
Ludwig Wittgenstein
(1889–1951)
Saul Kripke
(b. 1940)

Course description: Analytic philosophy is a movement in, and style of, philosophy that began in Britain and America in the early 20th century, and continues to dominate academic philosophy in the English-speaking world. In this course, we examine some of the most important works of this movement. The topics we’ll cover include philosophical analysis, logical form, logical atomism, logical positivism and “the linguistic turn” in philosophy.

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