Course description: A close examination of the philosophy of Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970), with special emphasis on his Der Logische Aufbau der Welt (The Logical Structure of the World, 1928). Topics include logical positivism, the significance and nature of philosophical problems (or pseudo-problems), empiricism, logic and language. Requirements: in class-presentation, weekly reading assignments and term paper. Pre-requisites: graduate student standing or consent of instructor.
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