Fall 2009

Origins of Analytic Philosophy: Frege, Russell, and the Early Wittgenstein

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-40


Alexander George (Section 01)


Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein are towering figures in the history of analytic philosophy.  We shall examine their work, paying special attention to the following themes and their interconnections: language and the nature of meaning, the limits of sense and rationality, and the search for a philosophical method.

Requisite: One course in philosophy. Fall semester. Professor George.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2009, Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Fall 2018, Spring 2022