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PHIL0223

Intro Contemporary Philosophy

Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy
This course will investigate two of the main lines of historical development which dominated European philosophy for a great deal of the the twentieth century. We shall begin with the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl, and follow its development into the early existential phenomenology of Martin Heidegger (and others) and the existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre. We shall then turn to the analytic tradition discussing the Logical Analysis of Bertrand Russell and the early Wittgenstein, Logical Positivism, the ordinary language philosophy of Gilbert Ryle and H.L. Austin, and the later philosophy of Wittgenstein. The course will conclude with a brief consideration of more recent developments. 3 hrs. lect
Subject:
Philosophy
Department:
Philosophy
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2009

PHIL0223A-S09 Lecture (Bates)

Spring 2006

PHIL0223A-S06 Lecture (Bates)