An in-depth examination of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s (1921) Tractatus
Logico-Philosophicus, its historical background, and philosophical influence.
Topics include logical atomism, the picture theory of meaning, saying and
showing, truth functionality, and mysticism. Texts: Wittgenstein's Tractatus
, Russell's Philosophy of Logical Atomism and various secondary works.
Requirements: presentation, term-paper, in-class participation and weekly
reading assignments. Pre-requisite: Graduate student standing, or consent
(Includes course requirements, reading schedule
and instructor contact information.)