Phil 593 – Early Analytic Philosophy

Fall 2000. Tuesdays 4:00-6:30pm in Philosophy Seminar Room (374 Bartlett)
Prof. Kevin Klement (Please call me “Kevin”.)

Reading Schedule

Sept. 12.- Course Introduction. Historical and biographical information.

Sept. 19. - Frege, Begriffsschrift, Part I (in Frege Reader [FR], pp. 47-74)

Sept. 26. - Frege, “Function and Concept” (in FR pp. 130-48), Frege, Grundgesetze der Arithmetik, excerpts from Vol. I (FR 208-23), (recommended: “On Concept and Object” in FR 180-93)

Oct. 3. - Frege, “On Sinn and Bedeutung” (in FR, pp. 151-71), Frege, Letter to Husserl, May 1891 (in FR, pp. 149-50), Frege, “Comments on Sinn and Bedeutung” (in FR 172-80)

Oct. 10. - Frege, “Introduction to Logic” (in FR 293-8), Frege, Letter to Jourdain, Jan. 1914 (in FR 319-21), Frege, “Thought” (in FR 325-45), (recommended: Frege, Grundgesetze, Vol. I Preface, in FR 194-208, “Logic” in FR 227-50, “Notes for Ludwig Darmstädter” in FR 362-7)

Oct. 17. - Russell and Frege, Correspondence 1902-1904 (in Course Pack [CPk]), Frege, Grundgesetze der Arithmetik, appendix to Vol. II (FR 279-89), Russell, Principles of Mathematics, §§101-4, §§497-500.

Oct. 24. - G. E. Moore, “On the Nature of Judgment” (in CPk), Russell, The Principles of Mathematics, chaps. IV, V, (chap. II recommended)

Oct. 31. - Russell, “On Denoting” (in CPk)

Nov. 7. - Russell, pp. 165-78, 188-9 of “The Substitutional Theory of Classes and Relations” (in CPk), Russell, pp. 204-14 of “On ‘Insolubilia’ and their Solution by Symbolic Logic” (in CPk)

Nov. 14. - Russell, pp. 59-88 of “Mathematical Logic As Based On The Theory of Types” (in CPk), Russell, pp. 221-30 of “The Theory of Logical Types” (in CPk)

Nov. 21. - Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism

Nov. 28. - Wittgenstein, Tractatus, §§1-4.53

Dec. 5. - Wittgenstein, Tractatus, §§5-7

Dec. 12. - Frank P. Ramsey, “The Foundations of Mathematics” (in CPk)


See also the Syllabus and Course Pack Contents.

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