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Contemporary Analytic Philosophy

Description:
This course deals with some major trends in analytical philosophy in the twentieth century. It examines such movements as logical atomism, logical positivism, ordinary language philosophy, contemporary pragmatism, and irrealism, in order to explore their emphasis on the role of language in the formulations of solutions to traditional problems in epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. The course also explores current debates over relativism. Readings include the work of such philosophers as Russell, Carnap, Ayer, Austin, James, Quine, Goodman, Putnam, and others. Some knowledge of logic is desirable.

Offered in:

2016 Fall

Section Class Number Weekly Schedule Time Instructor Location
01 6092 TuTh 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM Kaye,Larry J W02-0127 More Info