Spring 2016

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

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-360

Formerly listed 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. Spring semester. Professor George.

If Overenrolled: Preference to majors, then by class and to those who attend first class.


Attention to Writing


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