PHIL 432.001 – The Beginnings of Analytic Philosophy

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Instructor: Gillian Russell. This course meets M 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. in CW 213.

This course will be a survey of some central themes and theories in the history of analytic philosophy.  Readings will include work by Moore, Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, the Logical Positivists, Ayer, Ordinary Language Philosophers, Tarski, Davidson and Quine, and topics will include Moorean epistemology, analysis as a philosophical method, the role of language, analyticity, and necessity in philosophy, truth, goodness, and the existence of the external world.