PHIL 432 The Age of Analysis: Philosophy Since 1900

Major currents and themes in 20th century analytic philosophy. Attention devoted to the work of such philosophers as Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein, Quine and others. A critical examination of analytic approaches to the philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology and other traditional areas of philosophy. Likely topics are theories of meaning and reference, logical atomism, logical positivism, ordinary language philosophy, and recent debates concerning the nature of knowledge, meaning and necessity. Prerequisite: 3 credit hours in philosophy.




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