Phil 791T: Seminar - Ludwig Wittgenstein's
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Fall 2002 - Kevin C. Klement

Thursdays, 4:00pm-6:30; Location TBA

Course Description:

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 of instructor.

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