PHIL 432 – The Beginnings of Analytic Philosophy

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Instructors: Matthew Kotzen and Alan Nelson. This course meets T 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in CW 213.

This course is a survey of some of the most influential contributions to analytic philosophy from the late 19th century through the 20th century.  We will start with papers by Frege and Russell, and will also cover influential works by Anscombe, Austin, Davidson, Field, Kripke, Putnam, and Quine.  Interested undergraduates should contact Profs. Nelson and Kotzen about enrollment.  For graduate students, please note that this course satisfies the M&E requirement, not the History requirement.  Depending on the progress of the course, some other authors may be added in consultation with registered students.