PHIL 432.001 – The Beginnings of Analytic Philosophy
Instructor: Gillian Russell. This course meets W 4:00 – 6:30 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, Strawson, Austin, Grice, Tarski, and Quine, and topics will include common sense epistemology, analysis as a philosophical method, the role of language, analyticity, and necessity in philosophy, truth, goodness, meaning, and the existence of the external world.
Recommended prerequisite: 2 PHIL courses other than PHIL 155.