Fall 2011

The Later Wittgenstein

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-463

Formerly listed as: PHIL-63


Alexander George (Section 01)


In 1933, shortly after he returned to philosophy, Ludwig Wittgenstein began to dictate to his students at Cambridge a series of notes on his revolutionary new ideas “so that they might have something to carry home with them, in their hands if not in their brains.”  They were never published during his lifetime but were circulated privately, eventually becoming known as The Blue Book.  This course will primarily be a slow reading and discussion of this seminal and suggestive work.

Requisite: Two courses in philosophy or consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor A. George.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given first to seniors, then to juniors, etc.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2021