Phil 592W — Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Fall 2009 — Prof. Kevin C. Klement

Mondays 3:35–6:05pm in Bartlett 374

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. Pre-requisite: Three courses in philosophy, including at least one in formal logic (Phil 110 or higher), or Graduate student standing, or consent of instructor.

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