Crash Course in Analytic Philosophy
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Philosophy
Course Number: GPHI 5502
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Social Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Liberal Arts
Description:
This is a graduate-level introduction to the history of analytic philosophy. It is an introduction in three senses: (i) it covers a lot of material quickly, (ii) it has no prerequisites and does not presuppose any prior familiarity with the thinkers or texts discussed (nor does it presuppose familiarity with symbolic logic), and (iii) it aims to acquaint students with some of the foundational texts in history of analytic philosophy, so that they will then be well-equipped to go on to explore the topics addressed in these texts in more detail. The period covered will be roughly 1879-1980. Authors discussed will include Gottlob Frege, G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Moritz Schlick, Rudolf Carnap, Carl Hempel, A. J. Ayer, R. M. Hare, Gilbert Ryle, Nelson Goodman, W. V. Quine, P. F. Strawson, Wilfrid Sellars, Donald Davidson, Hilary Putnam, and Saul Kripke.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
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Not open to Undergraduate students.