PHIL 426 A: Twentieth-Century Philosophy

Meeting Time: 
MWF 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
SAV 167
SLN: 
19263
Instructor:
Cass Weller
Cass Weller

Additional Details:

A survey of the rise and fall of logical positivism in the 20th century as a philosophical movement originating in response to the perceived incoherence of German Idealism in Germany, England and The United States. Topics will include metaphysics, philosohy of language, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Weekly homework, two take home exams, and a final or a paper in lieu thereof.

TEXTS: Knowledge and the Given, deVries and Triplett, eds.; On Certainty, L. Wittgenstein, ed., Anscombe and von Wright.

Catalog Description: 
A study of development of contemporary analytic philosophy, the revolt against idealism, and the linguistic turn in philosophy.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Other Requirements Met: 
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 29, 2016 - 9:40pm