PHIL 411 - Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Language
This seminar is a detailed study of the thought of Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. This course first examines his early work in relation to problems about the nature of logic and language raised by Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell, and then it uses Wittgenstein’s later work to explore the nature of meaning and the concept of mind. Throughout, this course attempts to articulate the character and purpose of philosophical inquiry.
Prerequisites: Three courses in philosophy
Major/Minor Restrictions: Only Philosophy & Religion, Philosophy Majors
Class Restriction: None
Recommended: A prior course in logic is recommended.
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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